December 14, 2017

Employee at Tim Hortons in Monroe County, MI Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

An employee at Tim Hortons at 404 South Monroe Street in Monroe, Michigan has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Monroe County Health Department. The employee worked there from November 21, 2017 to December 8, 2017. Anyone who ate food or drank a beverage there during that time frame may have been exposed to the virus. If you ate or drank anything there before November 28, 2017, it's too late for you to get a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination, since those shots are only good for two weeks after exposure. You should monitor yourself for the symptoms of this illness for the next month. The symptoms of hepatitis A include jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin), clay-colored stools, nausea, diarrhea, dark urine, lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting, and … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Case at Paul’s Pizza in Detroit is the Eighth Restaurant Involved in Outbreak

An employee at Paul's Pizza at 7635 West Vernor in Detroit has been diagnosed with a hepatitis A infection, according to a news release issued by the Detroit Health Department. This is the eighth restaurant to be part of the department's warning about possible exposure this fall. The Michigan Department of Health Services warned about this exploding outbreak last March.   Paul's Pizza only supplies carry-out and delivery service. The risk of transmission of hepatitis A from an infected employee is low, but public health officials are still recommending hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccinations for anyone who ate or drank beverages prepared there. A vaccination is only effective if given within two weeks of possible exposure. The employee who was just diagnosed worked there … [Read more...]

Papa Romano’s, Another Michigan Restaurant, Has Worker Diagnosed With Hepatitis A

An employee of Papa Romano's at 23926 West Nine Mile Road and Telegraph in Southfield, Michigan has a confirmed case of hepatitis A, according to the Oakland County Heath Division. Anyone who consumed food or drink from that facility from November 22 to November 26, 2017 needs to get a hepatitis A vaccination. There is only a two-week window between the time of possible exposure and the time a vaccination is effective. That means anyone who ate there on November 22, 2017 must be vaccinated by tomorrow. Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County said in the press release, "Vaccination can prevent the disease if given within 14 days after potential exposure. Southeast Michigan is experiencing a serious hepatitis A outbreak. All residents are urged to get vaccinated, … [Read more...]

Employee at Greektown Casino in Detroit Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

An employee at Greektown Casino in Detroit has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to a press release issued by the City of Detroit Health Department. That facility is located at 555 East Lafayette. The Health Department believes that the risk of exposure is only in those who were in the private Platinum member card access area of the casino between November 11 and November 22, 2017. Anyone who consumed beverages at that casino in the private access area should get vaccinated as soon as possible. If you visited that facility before November 17, 2017, it's too late to get an immune globulin or hepatitis A vaccination, because the shot is only effective if administered within two weeks of possible exposure. You should monitor yourself for the symptoms of hepatitis A for the … [Read more...]

Worker with Hepatitis A at Trader Joe’s in Reno, Nevada Diagnosed Weeks Ago

An employee at the Trader Joe's store in Reno, Nevada has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. This information just came out two days ago, but the employee worked there in October, so it's too late for anyone who may have been exposed to get a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination. A sign was posted at the store by the Washoe County Health District, but they do not have any information about this issue on their website. That employee is a checker and a stocker. Since checkers do not wear gloves when they handle food, consumers may have been exposed to the virus. That Trader Joe's store is located at 5035 South McCarran Boulevard. The employee worked there between October 20 and October 31, 2017. Since vaccinations are only effective if given within two weeks of exposure, the … [Read more...]

Detroit McDonald’s Worker Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

A worker at a McDonald's restaurant in Detroit has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to a press release by the City of Detroit Health Department. That person worked as a crew member at the facility located at 2889 West Grand Boulevard. There is an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in southeast Michigan that has sickened more than 500 people, as of November 21, 2017. Detroit is located in that area of the state. Public health officials have not said whether or not this person is part of the larger outbreak. Anyone who ate at that McDonald's location from November 8 to November 22, 2017 may have been exposed to the virus. But, since vaccinations are only effective if given within two weeks of exposure, if you ate there before November 15, 2017, you are no longer eligible for a … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Alert for Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Westchester, NY

Anyone who ate or drank at the Sleepy Hollow County Club in Westchester county, New York may have been exposed to hepatitis A. Officials are recommending that anyone who visited that facility between October 31 and November 4, 2017 get preventative treatment against this virus. Officials learned on November 13, 2017 that an employee with the illness worked in the club's Grill Room while infectious. The greatest risk is for those who visited the Grill Room, but the health department recommends preventive treatment for anyone who visited the country club on those dates. That person was apparently infected by one of the five people who were sickened by an ill employee at bartaco in Port Chester in late October. This illustrates how this virus can spread quickly through a … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Exposure at Montebello Costco in LA, CA

A worker with hepatitis A may have contaminated butchered meat products cold at the Montebello Costco Wholesale store at 1345 North Montebello Boulevard, Montebello, California, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. This case is not related to the current large hepatitis A outbreak among the homeless in Southern California. Costco and Public Health are warning consumers that anyone who handled or consumed butchered meat from that location from October 22 through October 31, 2017, may be at "low risk" for hepatitis A. This warning does not affect any butchered meat products bought from other Costco locations. Public Health is working with the company to investigate this possible exposure, and to provide at-risk Costco employees with hepatitis A … [Read more...]

Food Worker Diagnosed With Hepatitis A Infection at Champs Rotisserie in Michigan

According to news reports, a restaurant worker at Champs Rotisserie and Sports at 20515 Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan has been diagnosed with a hepatitis A infection. That person is not working at this time and is receiving medical care. Anyone who ate food or drank a beverage at that facility between October 10 and 30, 2017 may have been exposed to hepatitis A. There is a large regional outbreak of hepatitis A infections in southeast Michigan. More than 480 people have been infected since August 1, 2016. If you ate there after October 24, 2017, you should get a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination to protect yourself. These shots are only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. If you ate there before October 24, 2017, it's too late for a shot. You … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Exposure at Two Detroit, MI Restaurants

The Detroit Health Department is investigating two separate cases of hepatitis A in food workers at two restaurants in that city in Michigan. The first is a worker at Firewater Bar and Grill located at 6521 John R. Street. The second person works as a crew member at Little Caesars Pizza located at 12712 Fenkell. Those food workers worked from October 15 through the 26th, 2017. Anyone who patronized Firewater Bar and Grill from October 17 to October 24, 2017, or who consumed food from Little Caesars Pizza from October 17 through October 26, 2017 should consult their doctor to get a vaccination as soon as possible.  You will need a hepatitis A or immune globulin shot to prevent this illness from developing. If you visited those facilities on October 15 or 16, it's too late for a … [Read more...]

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