Updated: 12:48 PM, April 11, 2019
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Health officials confirmed Thursday that an outbreak of Hepatitis A is spreading across Broward County.
Heptatitis A is a contagious liver infection that causes inflammation and can last a few weeks, but up to several months. The virus is spread through contaminated food or drinks that have been exposed to the fecal matter of someone who has the virus.
The virus can also be picked up by eating raw shellfish from water that has been polluted by sewage.
Symptoms of Hepatitis A include:
- Stomach Pain
Doctors recommend thoroughly washing hands after using the bathroom or changing diapers.