Denver is in the midst of a hepatitis A outbreak. More than 50 people have gotten sick since July.
Hepatitis A is a viral disease that harms your liver. It makes people feel sick, and in rare cases, it is fatal.
The outbreak is affecting mainly people living on the streets, who use drugs and/or who are incarcerated. This general population is not at risk.
The signs of hepatitis A are tiredness, stomach cramps, yellow skin and eyes, pale feces (poop) and cola-colored urine (pee).
The hepatitis A vaccine can prevent the illness. Frequent hand-washing with soap and warm water after using the bathroom or changing a diaper, and before preparing or eating food can help prevent the spread of hepatitis A.
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