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Swim It, Shore It or Dodge It

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Warmer weather means getting outdoors in Florida’s beautiful surroundings at the beaches, rivers and lakes! Make sure you know when to Swim it, Shore it or Dodge it and protect yourself while having fun in the water! Watch this video for more information.

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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