Although anyone can get hepatitis A, in the United States, certain groups of people are at higher risk for getting infected and for having severe disease if they do get hepatitis A.
People at increased risk for HAV infection
- International travelers
- Men who have sex with men
- People who use injection or noninjection drugs (all those who use illegal drugs)
- People with occupational risk for exposure
- People who anticipate close personal contact with an international adoptee
- People experiencing homelessness
People at increased risk for severe disease from HAV infection
- People with chronic liver disease
- People with human immunodeficiency virus infection
Hepatitis A is a reportable disease in Oklahoma.