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Hepatitis A

Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County

Hepatitis A information

Email your questions to: HepA@flhealth.gov

Call the Hepatitis A information line at 1-844-225-5364

Go to the FloridaHealth Hepatitis A webpage


Hepatitis A virus is a vaccine-preventable form of infectious hepatitis.

Hepatitis A virus information

Talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated.

You can have hepatitis A for up to 2 weeks without feeling sick, but during that time you may be spreading the virus to others.

Symptoms usually start 2-6 weeks after infection and last less than 2 months. Some people can be sick for up to 6 months.

Common Symptoms:

  • Stomach pain

  • Nausea and vomiting.

  • Yellow skin or eyes (jaundice).

Other Symptoms:

  • Diarrhea.

  • Loss of appetite.

  • Joint pain.

  • Pale or clay colored stool.

  • Fever.

  • Tired.

  • Dark-colored urine.

The Hepatitis A information line is available to the public to answer questions regarding Hepatitis A activity in Florida. The information line is available Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm EST during normal business hours. The toll free number is 1-844-CALL-DOH  (844-225-5364)

You may email your questions to: HepA@flhealth.gov