May 26, 2018

Worker at Buffalo Wild Wings in Warren, Michigan Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

A food worker at Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant at 29287 Mound Road in Warren, Michigan has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to a notice posted by the. Macomb County Health Department. Anyone who ate food or drank beverages at that restaurant from March 24, 2018 through April 9, 2018 may have been exposed to the virus.

Hepatitis A Buffalo Wild Wings Warren MI

If you ate at that specific Buffalo Wild Wings location before April 4, 2018, it’s too late for a vaccination against the illness. The hepatitis A and immune globulin vaccinations are only good for two weeks after exposure. All you can do is monitor your health for the symptoms of this illness.

Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, fever, chills, diarrhea, clay colored stools, dark urine, vomiting, and yellow skin and eyes (jaundice). These symptoms can start anywhere from 15 to 50 days after exposure. If you do get sick, contact your doctor.

Michigan is experiencing a serious hepatitis A outbreak, with more than 800 cases reported in that state since August 2016. This virus spreads easily and is very contagious. People get sick when eating food and drink contaminated with feces from an infected person, or by person-to-person contact or by touching contaminated surfaces.

The area has three vaccination clinics that are open for any of the restaurant patrons. They are located at Mount Clemens Health Center at 43525 Elizabeth Road in Mt. Clemens; Southwest Health Center at 27690 Van Dyke Ste. B in Warren, and Southeast Family Resource Center, at 25401 Harper Avenue in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. You can see the times of the clinic hours on the press release.

The vaccine is also available through some pharmacies and healthcare providers. Officials recommend that anyone who works with the public, including food service workers, healthcare workers, and school employees, be vaccinated against this virus. People should also thoroughly wash their hands with soap and water after using the bathroom and before preparing food for others, and stay home from work or school if they are sick.

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