Department for Health and Ageing, Government of South Australia, September 2017
An increase in the number of notifications of hepatitis A has been reported in New South Wales amongst men who have sex with men (MSM). It is suspected that these infections are associated with a recent outbreak overseas amongst MSM in Europe and the Americas.
Key prevention messages:
- Vaccination is the most effective form of prevention against hepatitis A infection. To receive the vaccine, contact your health care provider to arrange an appointment.
- Follow good personal hygiene practices, especially thorough hand washing and safe sexual practices.
- People with hepatitis A are excluded from work for 7 days after the onset of jaundice (if present) or 2 weeks from the onset of illness.
Download factsheet (PDF): FactSheet – Hepatitis A MSM