This May, join the Council in recognizing Hepatitis Awareness Month. People experiencing homelessness are more likely to suffer from the virus than individuals with stable housing due to unsanitary living conditions; the recent hepatitis A outbreak among California’s homeless population resulted in multiple deaths. Testing and vaccines are crucial to controlling this “hidden epidemic.”
Find out how you can promote awareness and learn the differences between hepatitis A, B, and C at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more about this disease as it affects people without homes on our Hepatitis resource page.