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 several recent outbreaks of hepatitis A affecting NSW residents. For further information on these incidents please follow the links below:

Hepatitis A linked to imported frozen pomegranate [April 2018]

Hepatitis A outbreak related to person-to-person transmission in Sydney 2017/18

Further information

For further information please see the hepatitis A fact sheet or contact your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.

Page Updated: Thursday 12 April 2018
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