December 8, 2023

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Lolita’s Bar and Grill Hepatitis A Exposure in Lawrenceville, GA

A Lolita's Bar and Grill Hepatitis A exposure in Lawrenceville, Georgia may have exposed patrons to the virus, according to the Gwinnett County Health Department. That restaurant is located at 472 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville. A food service worker has been diagnosed with a hepatitis A infection and worked while infectious from October 24, 2023 to November 7, 2023. Anyone who ate there during that time frame may have been exposed to the virus. Unfortunately, anyone who dined at that restaurant before November 1, 2024 may no longer be eligible to receive a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccine. Those vaccinations are effective only if given within two weeks of exposure. But talk to your doctor about your risk level and whether a vaccine may be applicable in your case. For … [Read more...]

The Dockside Grill Hepatitis A Exposure in Falmouth, Maine

The Dockside Grill Hepatitis A exposure in Falmouth, Maine potentially exposed customers to the virus, according to the Maine CDC. A food service worker worked at that restaurant while he or she was contagious. That restaurant is located at 215 Foreside Road in Falmouth. If you ate at that restaurant, or ordered takeout from the restaurant during the following dates, you could be at risk for a hepatitis A infection. The dates are October 23 through October 25, 2023, and November 6 through November 8, 2023. There is no concern about exposure outside of these dates. If you ate there during those dates had takeout food and still have those items in your fridge, discard them immediately. Unfortunately, anyone who ate there in October is most likely no longer eligible for a hepatitis … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Exposure at Green Elephant Bistro in Portland, Maine

A possible Hepatitis A exposure occurred at the Green Elephant Bistro in Portland, Maine for about the last month, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The food service worker worked while infectious at the restaurant, that is located at 608 Congress Street in Portland. The worker was at the restaurant handing food during their infectious period during these dates: 9/21 (dinner only) 9/23 (lunch and dinner) 9/24 (dinner only) 9/27 (dinner only) 9/28 (lunch and dinner) 9/30 (lunch and dinner) 10/1 (dinner only) 10/4 (dinner only) 10/5 (dinner only) Anyone who ate at that restaurant during those days could be at risk for developing hepatitis A. If you bought or ate takeout food or drink from the restaurant during those … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Exposure at Cardinal Provisions in Asbury Park, NJ

There was a hepatitis A exposure at Cardinal Provisions in Asbury Park, New Jersey in September 2023, according to the Monmouth County Health Department. The company notified the health department about the employee's diagnosis. That venue is located at 513 Bangs Avenue in Asbury Park. Public health officials visited the establishment and conducted an inspection. They found no evidence of food safety violations. The facility voluntarily closed and did not reopen until all employees who had been exposed to the virus had been vaccinated. The employee worked while infectious on September 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 21, 2023. Anyone who consumed food or drinks at Cardinal Provisions on those dates may have been exposed to hepatitis A and should consider getting vaccinated. The … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Confirmed at Pine Knob Music Theatre Ivy Lounge in MI

A case of hepatitis A has been confirmed at the Pine Knob Music Theatre Ivy Lounge, according to the Oakland County Health Department in Michigan. The case was confirmed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Laboratory. That means that anyone who ate food at that venue between August 26 and September 8, 2023, has potentially been exposed to the virus. ¬†Tomorrow is the last day to be vaccinated for people who attended the Jason Aldean concert on September 8, 2023. The Health Division is advising all season members, their guests, and staff who ate food at the Ivy Lounge between August 26 and September 8, 2023 to monitor themselves for the symptoms of hepatitis A and get vaccinated if possible. Dr. Russel Faust, Oakland County medical director said in a statement, … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Exposure at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Michigan

A suspected case of hepatitis A is associated with the Ivy Lounge at the Pine Knob Music Theatre that is located in Clarkston, Michigan, according to the Oakland County Health Division. Anyone who ate food at that location between August 26 and September 8, 2023 may have been exposed to the virus. Dr. Russel Faust, Oakland County medical director said in a statement, "The risk of transmission in this specific situation is low. If you have not been vaccinated, get vaccinated. The vaccine can prevent the disease if given within 14 days after exposure." Anyone who ate food at that location on September 6 and 8 is still eligible to get vaccinated against this virus. Anyone else needs to monitor their health for the symptoms of hepatitis A. Talk to your doctor about your … [Read more...]

Frozen Strawberries Hepatitis A Outbreak Ends with 10 Sick

The frozen strawberries hepatitis A outbreak has ended with 10 people sick in four states. Four patients were hospitalized because they were so ill, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There were several recalls issued in relation to this outbreak. The CDC is recommending that anyone who bought those berries should not eat, serve, or sell them. The case count by state is: Washington (6), California (2), Hawaii (1), and Oregon (1). Illness onset dates ranged from November 24, 2022 to May 27, 2023. The patient age range is from 38 to 64. Four people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicates that frozen organic strawberries that were imported fresh from a single farm in Baja California, Mexico in … [Read more...]

Panda Express Hepatitis A Warning in Lancaster, California

A Panda Express hepatitis A warning has been issued in Lancaster, California by the County of Los Angeles Public Health. An infected food worker prepared food at the location in late July and early August. The restaurant is located at 44411 Valley Central Way in Lancaster. No additional cases have been identified at this time. But anyone who consumed food or beverages at that restaurant between July 21 and August 4, 2023 is at risk and should get a hepatitis A vaccine. Vaccination is not necessary for anyone who had this infection in the past or who has already been vaccinated against the virus. Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by a virus. It is very contagious and can spread through contaminated food and drink, from person to person, and through contact with contaminated … [Read more...]

Now Ten Sick in the Frozen Strawberries Hepatitis A Outbreak

There are now ten sick in the frozen strawberries Hepatitis A outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That is an increase of one more patient, who lives in Hawaii, which is a new state added to the outbreak case count. The case count by state is: Washington (6), California (2), Hawaii (1), and Oregon (1). Illness onset dates range from November 24, 2022 to June 4, 2023. The patient age range is from 38 to 64. Four people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. Epidemiological and traceback evidence indicates that frozen organic strawberries that were imported fresh from "certain farms" in Baja, California in Mexico in 2022 are the source of this outbreak. And the hepatitis A virus strain that is making people sick is genetically … [Read more...]

More Frozen Strawberries Recalled For Hepatitis A Contamination

There are more frozen strawberries recalled for possible Hepatitis A contamination. There is a hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries, but there are no illnesses associated with these specific products. The other brands of strawberries recalled include Wawona brand sold at Costco, Made With, Vital Choice, Kirkland Signature, and others. The recalled strawberries were distributed by Willamette Valley Fruit Company of Salem, Oregon. The berries were grown in Mexico. You can see pictures of the recalled products at the FDA web site. The Walmart products were sold in these states: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, … [Read more...]

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