Hepatitis A - outbreak confirmed in Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

Health officials have confirmed an outbreak of hepatitis A in 3 neighborhoods of Mangaratiba. At least 40 cases have been reported.

Travellers should be aware that hepatitis A is preventable through vaccination. When there is a risk of exposure to hepatitis A virus, travellers can reduce this risk 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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