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