Did you know Hepatitis A is a food-borne virus that causes vomiting and liver disease, including jaundice? This disease is prevalent all over the world, except in western Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia. While there are sporadic outbreaks in the United States, Americans are most at risk when traveling to other countries.
Immunization is a two-part series, received at least 6 months apart, and confers lifelong protection. If you or a family member is planning a trip abroad, you will want be sure all your immunizations are up to date, including getting Hepatitis A vaccine if appropriate.