BEND, Ore. ̵
She noted that the hepatitis A vaccine introduced more than 20 years ago has led to a drop in the outbreaks, largely after Oregon and other countries require immunization for public school students.
Kaisner said they had notified all known close contacts during their investigation. Disease is usually spread by someone who swallows something contaminated by the stools of an infected person. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, dark urine, joint pain, and jaundice. Most people recover fully under treatment, although there may be problems, especially for those who are already in poor health. Further information:
Although officials believe the recent number of cases may have occurred, Kaisner said the county has acquired more hepatitis A vaccine from the state and will offer it in places that help the homeless.
More information: https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav/pdfs/hepageneralfactsheet.pdf