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February Marks the Beginning of American Heart Month

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February marks the beginning of American Heart Month, a federally designated month that is a great way to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and commit to a healthy lifestyle. By making lifestyle changes and eliminating their risk factors, Floridians can help fight one of the deadliest diseases in the state and the nation among both men and women—heart disease.

What is Hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is a highly contagious disease that attacks the liver. People infected with hepatitis A are most contagious from two weeks before onset of symptoms to one week afterwards.

Not everyone who is infected will have all the symptoms. Symptoms usually start within 28 days of exposure to the virus with a range of 15-50 days.

Hepatitis A vaccine is the best method of preventing infection.

No medicines can cure the disease once symptoms appear. People with hepatitis A symptoms should seek medical care immediately.

Health Department Offers Hepatitis A Vaccinations (PDF, 144kB)

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