Advisory: Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Infections

The NYSDOH has issued the attached Health Advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The CDC and state health departments are investigating hepatitis A outbreaks in multiple states among persons reporting drug use and/or homelessness and their contacts. This Health Alert Network (HAN) Advisory alerts public health departments, healthcare facilities, and programs providing services to affected populations about these outbreaks of hepatitis A infections and provides guidance to assist in identifying and preventing new infections. See the Health Advisory for further information.

NYSHFA CONTACT: 

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15