January 16, 2018

Utah Ancestor Square Pizza Factory Hepatitis A Exposure

HepatitisAAccording to the Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD), a food worker at the Ancestor Square Pizza Factory in Washington County, Utah has tested positive for hepatitis A. Anyone who ate at this restaurant during certain hours in July may have been exposed to the virus.

If you ate there July 19 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm, July 20 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm, July 23 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, July 26 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm, or July 27 from 5:00 to 9:30 pm, contact the Southwest Utah Public Health Department for more information. You can get a vaccination against the virus within 14 days of exposure. The vaccination could be immune globulin or the hepatitis A vaccine, depending on your age and other conditions.

No other Pizza Factory restaurants are affected by this issue. There are no confirmed hepatitis A cases related to this restaurant reported to date. Call SWUPHD at 435-673-3528 for more information. The department has an immunization clinic at 620 S. 400 E. (level 3) that is open Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, on Tuesday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and every other Friday (starting August 2, 2013) from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Bring your immunization records, picture I.D., and insurance card.

The symptoms of hepatitis A include yellowing of the eyes and skin, fatigue, loss of appetite, light colored stools, dark colored urine, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and fever. There is no treatment for the illness except for palliative care.

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