Officials warn of Hep A exposure on bus between Salt Lake City and Boise

Posted at 10:58 AM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 13:08:19-04

BOISE — The Central District Health Department is warning the public of an exposure to Hepatitis A on a commercial bus route between Salt Lake City and Boise.

In a release sent on Friday, CDHD asks that anyone on board the Greyhound bus from Salt Lake City to Boise on Wednesday, April 10 who used the on-board restroom to contact the health department.

Hepatitis A is identified by the CDC as a "vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver". It's usually transported by the "fecal-oral route".

Symptoms of the disease are fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea and jaundice.

If you were on the bus in question and have concerns, contact CDHD at 208-327-8625.