October 17, 2017

Hepatitis A in Food Worker at Marco’s Pizza in Anniston, AL

A food handler has been diagnosed with hepatitis A at Marco's Pizza in Anniston, Alabama, according to Alabama Public Health. Customers who consumed food, whether by pickup or delivery, from that facility between September 26 and October 2, 2017 should be vaccinated against the virus. If you ate food prepared there before September 28, 2017, it's too late for a vaccination. That shot is only effective if given within two weeks of exposure to the virus. Depending on your age and other factors, you should get the hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination; your doctor will determine which one is appropriate. The hepatitis A vaccine is given to people 12 months to 40 years who have never been vaccinated. Anyone over the age of 40 is usually given the immune globulin … [Read more...]

Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Cardamom Restaurant in Ann Arbor, MI

Consumers may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus if they ate food or drank beverages at Cardamom restaurant at 1739 Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Anyone who ate there or had carry-out food between September 16 and October 3, 2017 may have been exposed. Washtenaw County is offering the hepatitis A vaccination to anyone who visited the restaurant on those dates on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. The cost is $20. The county offices are at 555 Towner Street in Ypsilanti. You can just walk in and request the vaccination. The vaccine is also available at pharmacies and from health care providers. A restaurant worker there has been diagnosed with the illness. If you ate there before September 26, it's too late for a vaccination. The shot is only … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A at MacKenzie’s Sports Bar in Sacramento, CA

An employee at MacKenzie's Sports Bar and Grille at Haggin Oaks Golf Course in Sacramento, California has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Sacramento Bee. Anyone who ate food or drank beverages there from September 12 to September 22, 2017 should contact their doctor. If you ate or drank anything at that restaurant before September 20, 2017 it's too late to get a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination. Those shots are only good for two weeks after possible exposure. All you can do is monitor yourself for the symptoms of this illness. But if you ate there on September 20, 21, or 22, you can get a vaccination. The virus is spread through fecal matter from an infected person. If that person doesn't wash their hands well after using the bathroom or preparing food … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Cases at Two Restaurants in Grosse Pointe, MI

Cases of hepatitis A have been reported at two restaurants in Michigan, according to news sources. The Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness is investigating illnesses at Uncle Paul's Pizza at 21215 Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods, and Cabbage Patch Cafe & Catering at 15110 Kercheval Avenue in Grosse Pointe Park. Some news outlets state that there are two people sick; others say "multiple cases." Anyone who ate food or drank beverages from those facilities between August 1 and September 29, 2017 should either be vaccinated or watch for symptoms of the illness. Anyone who ate at those restaurants on or after September 18, 2017 can be vaccinated against the disease. If you ate at those places before that date, it's too late for a shot. There is a … [Read more...]

Worker at Meijer in Michigan Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

A bakery food worker at the Meijer store in Mount Pleasant Michigan has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture and Rural Development Anyone who ate baked goods made on-site at that store in late August and in September may have been exposed to the virus. The store is located at 1015 Pickard Street in Mount Pleasant. The worker made the products between August 23 and September 20, 2017. The baked goods have a Meijer Bakery label, and include individual items such as single doughnuts and rolls from the self-serve case. If you have any products from that store in your home, they should be discarded. Freezing doesn't kill the hepatitis A virus. No illnesses have been identified from this exposure so far. … [Read more...]

Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at World Famous Restaurant in CA

The San Diego Department of Public Health is advising consumers that if they ate at the World Famous restaurant at 711 Pacific Beach Drive in San Diego, California on seven specific dates, at specific times, they may have been exposed to hepatitis A. San Diego is battling a huge hepatitis A outbreak. In fact, a public health emergency was declared in San Diego County the first week of September, 2017. Most people sickened are the homeless, but there have been illnesses among people who aren't in that category. Officials say it's too early to tell if this case is linked to that current outbreak. The dates and times of possible exposure are: August 28, 29, and 30, 2017 between 3:00 p and 11:00 pm; September 3 and 4, 2017 between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm; and September 10 and 11 from … [Read more...]

Western Family Pineapple Recalled in Canada for Hepatitis A

Alberta Health Services is warning consumers that the hepatitis A virus has been found in a sample of Western Family brand fresh pineapple chunks sold in ready-to-go cups. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The cups were produced on August 12, 2017 and distributed to 58 Save-On-Foods, Overwaitea Foods and PriceSmart Foods stores in Alberta and BC. In Alberta, the product was only sold at Save-On-Foods; you can see a list of the stores at the Alberta Health Services web site. The cups may have been on sale from August 12, 2017 and had a best before date of August 19, 2017. If you ate this pineapple product, call Health Link by dialing 811. Officials will discuss your history and advise you on any steps you may need to take. Hepatitis A is a … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Exposure From Fruit Vendor in Los Angeles County CA

Consumers may have been exposed to hepatitis A from produce that may have been contaminated by a worker at a street-side fruit vendor, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The fruit vendor was located on the corner of W Ave L and 20th Street West, in Lancaster, CA. Anyone who bought fruit from the vendor’s fruit cart at this location from August 15 through August 22, 2017 may be at risk for hepatitis A. Anyone who purchased food from this vendor on August 22, 2017 should receive a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination today. If you purchased fruit from that location before August 22, it's too late to get a shot. Instead, you should monitor yourself for the symptoms of hepatitis A. A vaccination is only effective if given within two weeks of … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Warning for Westchester County, New York

Customers at the Monteverde at Oldstone restaurant in Cortlandt Manor, New York may have been exposed to hepatitis A. If you ate food or drank beverages there between May 24 and June 10, 2017, you may have been exposed because an employee has been diagnosed with the illness. If you ate there before June 6, 2017, you are no longer eligible for a vaccine to prevent the illness and should monitor yourself for the symptoms of the disease. If you ate there after June 6, 2017, you can receive a hepatitis A or immune globulin shot. Call the Westchester County Health Department for information about getting a vaccination. About 130 people have been treated by officials in White Plains. The symptoms of hepatitis A include abdominal pain, lethargy, loss of appetite, dark urine, … [Read more...]

Updated Info About Hepatitis A in Hilo Fish Company Frozen Tuna

The FDA has updated its information about the risk of hepatitis A in frozen tuna products distributed by Hilo Fish Company. That facility alerted its customers and distribution partners at that time to let them know about the voluntary recall issued on May 18, 2017. The FDA is working with Hilo and other distributors to make sure that the tuna is removed from the market and is not sold or served to consumers. The table that names the establishments that may have sold the tuna has been updated to include more facilities. You can see that table, which affects restaurants and stores in California, Texas, and Oklahoma, at the FDA web site. The recall is for frozen yellowfin tuna steaks sourced from Sustainable Seafood Company and yellowfin tuna cubes sourced from Santa Cruz Seafood. … [Read more...]

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