CLINICS

ADAMSVILLE REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER
ADDRESS:
3700 Martin Luther King Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30331


COLLEGE PARK (WILLIE J FREEMAN) REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER
ADDRESS:
1920 John Wesley Avenue
College Park, GA 30337


FULTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AT 10 PARK PLACE 

ADDRESS:
10 Park Place South S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303


CENTER FOR HEALTH & REHABILITATION
ADDRESS:
265 Boulevard N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30312


NEIGHBORHOOD UNION HEALTH CENTER
ADDRESS:
186 Sunset Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30314


NORTH FULTON REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER
ADDRESS:
3155 Royal Drive
Suite 125
Alpharetta, Georgia 30022


NORTH FULTON SERVICE CENTER
ADDRESS:
7741 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, Georgia  30350

OAK HILL CHILD, ADOLESCENT AND FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
ADDRESS:
2805 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30315





HEPATITIS A

FULTON COUNTY OUTBREAK


As a result of an increase in hepatitis A cases in the region, Georgia Department of Public Health officials have declared an official outbreak of hepatitis A in Fulton County. 

WHAT IS HEPATITIS A?


Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Although rare, hepatitis A can cause death in some people. Hepatitis A usually spreads when a person unknowingly ingests the virus from objects, food, or drinks contaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from an infected person. Hepatitis A can also spread from close personal contact with an infected person such as through sex or caring for someone who is ill.

WHO IS MOST AT RISK


In Fulton County, adults with certain risky behaviors such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and illegal drug users are at risk for the disease.

Others at high risk include:

  • People who are experiencing unstable housing or homelessness
  • Individuals who are currently being treated for other infectious diseases such as HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs/STDs)
  • People with chronic liver disease including cirrhosis, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C
  • People who are, or were, recently incarcerated

SHOULD I GET VACCINATED?


Hepatitis A vaccine can prevent hepatitis A.  The hep A vaccine is recommended for:

  • Men who have sex with men
  • Illegal drug users
  • Those who are experiencing homelessness
  • International travelers.
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