What if I think I have Hepatitis A infection

If you think you may have hepatitis A, see your medical provider. A blood test determines if someone has a hepatitis A infection. There is no specific treatment for hepatitis A. Your doctor might provide treatment to lessen symptoms. Those with severe illness may need to be placed in the hospital for care as they recover. If you have hepatitis A, please follow treatment and preventative measures recommended by your healthcare provider to help reduce the risk of spreading the illness.

Hepatitis A is a reportable condition, meaning a medical provider is required to report cases of the illness to DHEC.

Report any suspect and/or confirmed cases

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  • Hepatitis A is required to be reported to DHEC by phone within 24 hours.
  • Report cases to the regional public health office where the patient resides.
  • DHEC will work to identify persons who’ve had close contact with hepatitis A cases and need to receive hepatitis A vaccination.

What can people do to protect themselves and their communities?

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Get vaccinated against hepatitis A.
The hepatitis A vaccine is the best form of protection!

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Wash your hands. Wash your hands after using the restroom and before eating or preparing meals for yourself or others.


Viral Hepatitis