Since the outbreaks were first identified in 2016, 37 states have publicly reported the following as of April 15, 2022
- Cases: 44,209
- Hospitalizations: 27,018 (61%)
- Deaths: 420
- 37 States
Get vaccinated – also, please, food service workers, get vaccinated too.
The hepatitis A virus (HAV) causes an acute, self-limiting infection of the liver that is typically mild and resolves spontaneously. The clinical manifestations and duration of illness vary a great deal, with many persons, especially young children, showing no symptoms at all. The proportion of asymptomatic infections range between 30% in adults and up to 90% in children under age 5. The clinical signs of HAV infection include dark urine and, sometimes, clay-colored stool, often accompanied or followed by jaundice. Associated symptoms may involve fever, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, and extreme fatigue. See, www.about-hepatitis.com.