Hepatitis A is an infectious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus.  The virus is spread by contact with the faeces (poos) of an infected person.  The most infectious period for hepatitis A is usually from 2 weeks before jaundice (yellow skin) starts, until 1 week after.

Vaccination against hepatitis A is available at a cost. There are usually no long-term issues associated with hepatitis A, most people recover completely.

Further information

Further information is available by visiting the following website.

Ministry of Health | Hepatitis A


Hepatitis A | Health Ed


Last updated 17 January 2023.