Health Alert

Several people living homeless in Washington have been diagnosed with hepatitis A. Large hepatitis A outbreaks are occurring in other areas of the country.  Most cases are among people living homeless and/or using drugs.  Pierce County currently does not have any cases.

What can you do?

Hepatitis A can quickly spread from person to person in crowded conditions and places without sanitary facilities, like where people may live homeless.  Hepatitis A causes higher rates of hospitalizations and deaths in people living homeless.