August 14, 2022

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One Person Has Died in Famous Anthony’s Hepatitis A Virginia Outbreak

One person has died in Famous Anthony's hepatitis A outbreak, as reported by several news outlets. That person had been hospitalized with complications from this infection. The patient allegedly had underlying medical conditions. No further information will be released about this person because of patient privacy and respect for the family. The outbreak began when an infectious employee worked at three Famous Anthony's restaurant locations in Roanoke, Virginia from August 10 to August 26, 2021. They are located at 4913 Grandin Road, 6499 Williamson Road, 2221 Crystal Spring Avenue. As of October 13, 2021, there were 37 people sick with the virus, and 26 of those patients were hospitalized because they were so ill. Hepatitis A can cause severe illness and death in some people, … [Read more...]

Famous Anthony’s Hepatitis A Virginia Outbreak Grows to 35 Sick

The Famous Anthony's Hepatitis A Virginia outbreak has now sickened 35 people and hospitalized more than 20 of those patients, according to news reports. The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts announced on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 that the cases have more than doubled over the last two weeks. The illnesses are linked to three Famous Anthony's restaurant locations in Roanoke. The outbreak was first reported to the public on September 24, 2021. One employee had worked at the three locations (on Grandin Road, Williamson Road, and Crystal Spring Avenue) while infectious. Unfortunately, the number of patients in this Famous Anthony's hepatitis A outbreak is still expected to increase, since the incubation period for this illness is up to 50 days after infection. The employee … [Read more...]

Famous Anthony’s Virginia Hepatitis A Outbreak Increases to 14 Sick

The Famous Anthony's Virginia Hepatitis A outbreak case count has increased to 14 from 10, according to news reports. Dr. Cynthia Morrow with the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts talked to the press about the outbreak during Zoom meetings on September 28, 2021. The outbreak began when a restaurant employee, who worked at three of the chain's restaurants in Roanoke, Virginia, was diagnosed with the viral illness. There is no ongoing concern about eating at the chain's locations, according to Dr. Morrow, because the employee worked there in late August 2021. The restaurant is cooperating with the health department in the investigation. The locations where that employee worked were at 4913 Grandin Road, 6499 Williamson Road, and Crystal Spring Avenue in Roanoke. By the … [Read more...]

Famous Anthony’s Hepatitis A Outbreak Sickens 10 in Roanoke, VA

A potential Famous Anthony's hepatitis A outbreak in Roanoke, Virginia has sickened at least 10 people, according to news reports and the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts. An employee who tested positive for the virus worked while infectious at three Famous Anthony's restaurants that are located on Grandin Road, Williamson Road, and Crystal Spring Avenue in that city. All ten patients were hospitalized. Officials think the case count will increase. The employee worked there between August 10 and August 26, 2021. That means that it is too late for anyone who was exposed there during that time frame to get the hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccine. The vaccine is only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. The virus is very contagious and is spread through … [Read more...]

Frozen Mangoes Associated With Hepatitis A Outbreak Recalled

Frozen mangoes associated with a hepatitis A outbreak in Canada are being recalled. At least three people in Quebec and Ontario are sick. The mangoes were sold in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan, and may have been  sold nationally. The recalling firm is Nature's Touch Frozen Food Inc. The recalled items include Nature's Touch frozen mangoes that are packaged in 2 kg packages. The UPC number printed on the label is 8 73668 00180 7 and the best before date is 2022 NO 09. Also recalled is Compliments Mango Mania (frozen) in 600 gram containers. The UPC number for that product is 0 55742 50430 9, and the best before dates are 2022 NO 10 and 2022 DE 18. Irresistibles Mango Chunks (frozen) are also … [Read more...]

Frozen Mango Hepatitis A Outbreak in Canada Sickens Three

A frozen mango hepatitis A outbreak in Canada has sickened at least three people in two provinces. A recall has been issued for Nature's Touch Frozen Food, Compliments, Irresistibles, and President's Choice brand frozen mangoes. The outbreak is ongoing and more illnesses have been reported to Public Health Canada. This is not the first time produce has been linked to a hepatitis A outbreak. In February 2020, a hepatitis A outbreak linked to Fresh Thyme blackberries sickened 20 people in seven states. In the United States, the FDA launched a food sampling program for hepatitis A in frozen berries after two outbreaks, in 2013 and 2016, sickened more than 300 Americans. In the Canadian outbreak, ill persons live in Quebec (2) and Nova Scotia (1). The patient age range is from 23 to … [Read more...]

Huddle House Hepatitis A Employee Diagnosed in Hamilton, Alabama

A Huddle House hepatitis A case has been diagnosed in an employee of the restaurant, which is located at 210 River Road in Hamilton, Alabama, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). The worker was a food handler who worked there from July 9, 2021 through July 21, 2021. Anyone who ate food there, whether it was dine-in, pickup, or delivery, may have been exposed to the virus. Dr. Burnestine Taylor, Medical Officer for Disease Control and Prevention, ADPH said in a statement, "Adults with hepatitis A may have symptoms that include fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea and jaundice. These symptoms usually resolve within two months of infection. Children less than 6 years of age generally do not have symptoms or have an unrecognized infection. Almost all … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A in Applebee’s Restaurant Employee in Montgomery, AL

Hepatitis A in Applebee's restaurant employee in Montgomery, Alabama has been diagnosed, according to a notice by the Alabama Public Health Department. That restaurant is located at 3195 Taylor Road in Montgomery. The restaurant was closed for a day of cleaning out of an abundance of caution, and had no violations during a recent environmental inspection. Anyone who ate food at that restaurant, whether it was dine-in, delivery, or pickup, from July 8, 2021 through July 16, 2021 may have been exposed to the virus. All of those patrons are eligible for a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination. That vaccine is only effective if given within two weeks of exposure, so anyone who ate there on July 8, 2021 needs to get the shot today. You can get the vaccine from your doctors office … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A in Zayde’s Deli in Food Worker in Shelby County, TN

A food worker at Zayde's Deli in Shelby County, Tennessee has been diagnosed with hepatitis A and was working while infectious, so may have exposed customers to the virus, according to a notice from the Shelby County Health Department. The restaurant in located at 6560 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. Anyone who consumed food or drink at Zayde's Deli or ate take-out meals from the restaurant between June 29, 2021 and July 7, 2021 may have been exposed to the virus. If you ate there on June 30, 2021 or later, you are still eligible to get a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination, but if you ate there on June 29, 2021, it's too late for a shot. All you can do is monitor yourself for the symptoms of hepatitis A. You may want to check with your doctor to see if he or she thinks a vaccine … [Read more...]

Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Waffle House in Concord, North Carolina

A possible hepatitis A exposure at a Waffle House restaurant, which is located at 1010 Vinehaven Drive Northeast in Concord, North Carolina, has been reported by the Cabarrus Health Alliance. That facility is on Exit 60 off Interstate 85. A worker at that restaurant may have worked while infectious with hepatitis A. Anyone who visited that restaurant and bought and ate food there on June 20, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 pm and 12:00 am, or on June 21, 2021 between the hours of 12:00 am and 7:00 am may have been exposed. The window for getting a vaccination is just two weeks after exposure. That means that anyone who ate there on June 21, 2021 must get vaccinated today. You may ask your doctor about getting vaccinated if you ate there on June 20. The hepatitis A vaccine is … [Read more...]

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