Health leaders work to curb spread of hepatitis A

Posted at 6:04 PM, Jan 04, 2019

PUEBLO — Cases of hepatitis A are rapidly spreading among at-risk populations, such as the homeless and those with substance abuse issues, leading public health leaders to step in to try to stop the virus.

The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment says they will be hosting vaccination clinics throughout the month of January for those most at risk.

A recent case of hepatitis in Pueblo was linked to an outbreak in El Paso County.

Hepatitis A is commonly found in feces of those infected and easily spread through food, drinks, drug sharing and sex. The virus can cause serious illness including liver damage.

For more information about hepatitis A call the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment 719-583-4307.