Suspected outbreak of hepatitis A in Santarém, Pará, Brazil

Since the beginning of this year, there are reports of a possible outbreak of hepatitis A involving 15 people in the Balneária de Alter do Chão, in Santarém, in the eastern part of the state of Pará.

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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