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Hepatitis A Notice

By Thomas Lovino

April 12, 2019

Hepatitis A is a highly-contagious liver infection which is currently being seen in large numbers throughout the state of Florida. The virus is easily spread by consuming contaminated food or drink, or through close personal contact, such as having sex or caring for someone who is ill. Early stages of the infection may have no symptoms.  If the symptoms do develop they may appear two to six weeks after exposure, and can last up to two to six months.


The Florida Department of Health in Manatee is offering education and vaccinations to help combat the spread of this illness. Below, please see several resources you can refer to regarding Hepatitis A.


The Florida Department of Health information page on Hepatitis A:


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information page on Hepatitis A:


The World Health Organization’s information page on Hepatitis A:


Helpful Documents for you to download and use


Basic Infomation 

General Information about Hepatitis A

 Hepatitis A for MSM

Hepatitis A Spanish

Hepatitis A Creole


Information for General Public 

Handwashing 101

Soap & Water on the go

Soap & Water at home

Hep A Large Sign

Hep A small sign


 Information for Health Professionals  

Printed Materials for Healthcare professionals

Spanish Providers

Creole Providers

Vaccination Information Statement


Information for Food Handlers  

Print Materials for Food Handlers

Spanish Food Workers

Creole Food Workers


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