Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver. The virus is spread by the faecal-oral route, usually by consuming contaminated food or water or by direct contact with an infected person. Vaccination and good hygiene prevents infection.
Hepatitis A alerts
There have been recent reports of hepatitis A cases in Sydney who may have exposed others while infectious. For further information on these incidents please follow the links below:
Information for patrons of Sokyo Restaurant at The Star, Sydney
Hepatitis A outbreak investigation in Sydney
For further information please see the hepatitis A fact sheet or contact your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.