Hepatitis A Outbreak in San Diego

Many of our clients have asked about how their pets may be affected by the outbreak of hepatitis A here in San Diego. Good news: while this virus is highly contagious in the human population, your furry friends are not at risk! The host range for hepatitis A is limited to humans and several species of primates. Here is a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection’s web page on hepatitis A for more information:
https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav/afaq.htm