Acute Communicable
Disease Control

Contact Information
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, #212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856

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Acute Communicable Disease Control
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Hepatitis A Outbreak 
In September 2017, LA County declared a hepatitis A outbreak affecting homeless people and illicit drug users. In addition, there has been an increase in hepatitis A cases among men who have sex with men (MSM).
Outbreak Summary: 2017 Special Report

LAC DPH Health Advisory: New Cases of Hepatitis A Among Persons Experiencing Homelessness and/or Using Illicit Drugs  (11-30-18)

Suspect cases of HAV in a person who is homeless should be reported immediately by phone, while the patient is still at the clinical facility, in order to facilitate an on-site interview by a public health investigator and prophylaxis of contacts: phone 888-397-3993. After hours call: 213-974-1234. 

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