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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.