The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health is advising of a local increase in hepatitis A, spread through person-to-person contact particularly in the following groups:
In November 2019, a Public Health Alert was issued advising healthcare providers to consider hepatitis A for patients in any of those groups.
This increase in hepatitis A through person-to-person is being seen nationwide. More information is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Frequently Asked Questions provides a list of symptoms and recommendations.