The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has declared a local outbreak of hepatitis A in Los Angeles County.
Hepatitis A outbreaks are currently ongoing in San Diego and Santa Cruz counties. The large majority of cases have occurred in persons who are homeless and/or use illicit drugs (injection and non-injection), with several cases also occurring among people who provide services to the homeless. Multiple cases have also been confirmed in Los Angeles County.
The following links provide information about hepatitis A, where to go for help, and how to protect yourself from contracting the virus.
For more information, please visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health often as more resources are added and updated.