Mayo Clinic Minute: Hepatitis A in the U.S.

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released information about hepatitis A outbreaks in certain U.S. cities among drug users and homeless people. Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious disease specialist, says the virus causes inflammation of the liver, and is transmitted from person to person via an oral-fecal route, meaning it’s most likely caused by something you put in your mouth that’s been contaminated with feces.

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