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What to do if an employee gets hepatitis A: The basic facts

With hepatitis A in the headlines lately, it’s time for a primer on what you need to know as an employer. We asked a public health expert in the healthcare field to give us the basics.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), hepatitis A is vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV.) It’s usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route (and can also be transmitted sexually) or by the consumption of contaminated food or water, making it an especially troubling concern for the foodservice world.

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