Hepatitis A occurs sporadically in Hong Kong

Every year, there are a few sporadic cases of Hepatitis A infections in Hong Kong. So far this year, there have been 64 cases aged 11 to 83 years. Careful investigation of each case has not revealed any common exposures that might indicate an outbreak of this infection. Although this infection is not common, travellers should still follow food and water precautions.

In addition, Hepatitis A can be prevented through vaccination. When there is a risk of exposure to hepatitis A virus, travellers can reduce this risk by obtaining the vaccine prior to travelling and by exercising caution and avoiding consuming contaminated food and water.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Hepatitis A.

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