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Outbreak – Hepatitis A

June 26, 2020 — The Southern Nevada Health District is declaring an end to the Hepatitis A outbreak in Clark County.

The Health District first reported the hepatitis A outbreak in June 2019. Nevada was one of more than 30 states that experienced an outbreak of hepatitis A associated with person-to-person transmission since 2016. Through case investigation and contact tracing, it was determined the first case associated with the outbreak in Clark County developed symptoms in November 2018. Over the course of the outbreak, there were 107 outbreak-related cases, 94 hospitalizations, and one death.

The outbreak in Clark County was associated with person-to-person transmission of the virus, primarily among people who use drugs, people experiencing homelessness, and people with a history of recent incarceration.

In response to the outbreak, the Health District worked with partner agencies to administer hepatitis A vaccinations. Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable disease. More than 7,000 hepatitis A vaccinations were administered by the Health District and providers in the community to adults age 18 and older. The Health District’s vaccination efforts focused on high-risk individuals, including people living in homeless encampments and shelters and people being treated for substance use disorder.

The Health District also presented information and distributed resources to organizations and partners who provided services to at-risk populations as part of the community-wide response to end the hepatitis A outbreak.

Archived information on the outbreak and response is available below.

Hepatitis A Information and Resources

Hepatitis A Outbreak
Fact Sheet

Hepatitis A Outbreak Fact Sheet

Hepatitis A
Pocket Guide

Hepatitis A Pocket Guide

Hepatitis A Cleaning Instructions

Hepatitis A Cleaning Instructions

Protect Yourself
From Hepatitis A

Protect Yourself From Hepatitis A

Protect Yourself From Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A Outbreak Fact Sheet

Hepatitis A –
F.A.Q.

Hepatitis A - F.A.Q.

Thank You –
From Dr. Fermin Leguen

Thank You - From Dr. Fermin Leguen

Available Clinics

Southern Nevada Health District

Partner Clinics

Hepatitis A Related News Releases

26Jun 2020

Public Health Update: Health District declares end to Hepatitis A Outbreak

The Health District first reported the hepatitis A outbreak in June 2019. Nevada was one of more than 30 states that experienced an outbreak of hepatitis A associated with person-to-person transmission since 2016. Through case investigation and contact tracing, it was determined the first case associated with the outbreak in Clark County developed symptoms in November 2018. Over the course of the outbreak, there were 107 outbreak-related cases, 94 hospitalizations, and one death.

28Aug 2019

Health District reports potential hepatitis A exposure

The Southern Nevada Health District has identified a person with hepatitis A that worked at a 7-Eleven convenience store located at 2910 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Maryland Parkway and Vegas Valley Drive) while they were potentially infectious to others.

14Aug 2019

Hepatitis A outbreak cases increase to 83 in Southern Nevada

In June, the Southern Nevada Health District announced Clark County was experiencing an outbreak of hepatitis A cases. Since November 2018, the Health District has reported 83 outbreak-associated cases of hepatitis A. In the past few years total cases reported have been significantly lower: 39 cases reported in 2018; 13 cases in 2017; and six reported cases in 2016. People who are at increased risk for infection include people who use drugs and those experiencing homelessness. Of the reported cases, more than 92 percent were people who used drugs (injection or non-injection), and more than 80 percent were among people experiencing homelessness. Weekly hepatitis A outbreak updates will be available on the Health District website at www.SNHD.info/hep-a-control.

19Jun 2019

Health District declares acute hepatitis A outbreak in Clark County

The Southern Nevada Health District has confirmed a significant increase in the number of acute hepatitis A cases in Clark County. Between January 1, 2019, and May 31, 2019, there have been 37 reported acute hepatitis A cases, compared to 17 reported cases in 2018, no reported case in 2017, and six reported cases in 2016 during the same period.

Contact Information

Phone:
(702) 759-1000

Updated on: July 21, 2021

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