Outbreak of hepatitis A in Sinaloa state, Mexico

There have been a total of 14 reported cases of hepatitis A so far in Machicahui (9 cases), in El Poblado (4 cases) and in the Taxtes community (1 case). More cases are expected in the coming days.

The source of the outbreak is being investigated.

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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 obtaining the vaccine prior to travelling and by exercising caution and avoiding consuming contaminated food and water.

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