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Hepatitis A

Florida Department of Health in Pasco County

 Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a vaccine-preventable form of infectious hepatitis.

Talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated.

You can have hepatitis A for up to two weeks without feeling sick, but during that time you may be spreading the virus to others.

Symptoms usually start 2-6 weeks after infection and last less than two months. Some people can be sick for up to six months.

Common Symptoms:

  • Stomach pain

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Yellow skin or eyes (jaundice)

Other Symptoms:

  • Diarrhea

  • Loss of appetite

  • Joint pain

  • Pale or clay colored stool

  • Fever

  • Tired

  • Dark-colored urine

The hepatitis A information line is available to the public to answer questions regarding hepatitis A activity in Florida. The information line is available Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm during normal business hours.

The toll free number is 1-844-CALL-DOH (844-225-5364).

You may email your questions to: HepA@flhealth.gov