View the Rx for Prevention Article:
Clinical Recognition and Management of Hepatitis A in the Context of an Ongoing Outbreak in LA County
This enduring material has been approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Original release date: November 9, 2017. Revised on June 13, 2018. Termination date: November 8, 2020.
Continuing Medical Education Credit(s)
Physicians – to obtain a CME Certificate, read the article and click here.
Other Health Care Providers – to obtain a Certificate of Attendance, read the article and click here.
LA County is currently experiencing an outbreak of hepatitis A among homeless persons and illicit drug users as well as an increase in cases among men who have sex with men. This article will review actions clinicians can take to improve the recognition, reporting, and management of hepatitis A.
The target audience is all primary care health care providers in Los Angeles County.
At the conclusion of the article, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the clinical presentation and natural history of hepatitis A.
- Interpret serological test results for hepatitis A.
- List what populations require immediate reporting to the Health Department if hepatitis A is suspected.
- List hepatitis A outbreak vaccine priority groups.
- Discuss possible modifications to vaccination protocols if vaccine supply is constrained.
- Discuss the challenges of and strategies to prevention and control of hepatitis A infections among persons who are homeless and/or IDUs.
Prabhu Gounder, MD - Director
Benjamin Schwartz, MD - Deputy Director
Sharon Balter, MD - Director
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Acute Communicable Disease Control Program
|The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is accredited by the
California Medical Association (CMA) to
provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other learners may receive a Certificate of attendance. According to the California Board of Registered Nursing, Continuing Medical Education is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements, as long as the course is Category 1, and has been taken within the appropriate time frames.
No relevant financial relationships were disclosed by the authors or the planners.
This activity is offered by an accredited CMA-CME provider and is not commercially supported.
For further information, please visit the DPH Acute Communicable Disease Control Program hepatitis A webpage.
If you have questions, please contact the Acute Communicable Disease Control Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-240-7941.