September 21, 2018

Hepatitis A Warning for Red Lobster Patrons in Novi, Michigan

An employee of a Red Lobster restaurant at 27760 Novi Road in Novi, Michigan has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Oakland County Health Division. Anyone who ate there between January 14 and February 14, 2018 may have been exposed to the pathogenic virus. Vaccinations are only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. That means that anyone who ate food or drank beverages at that facility before February 5, 2018 is no longer eligible for a shot. All you can do is monitor yourself for eat symptoms of hepatitis A and see your doctor if they develop. Those symptoms include jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), lethargy, loss of appetite, weight loss, clay colored stools, dark urine, and diarrhea. Most people get sick between two weeks and 50 days after … [Read more...]

Worker at Southgate, Michigan Restaurant Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

A food worker at Downriver Coney Island in Southgate, Michigan has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Wayne County Department of Health. That restaurant is located at 13760 Eureka Road. The worker had listed food handling responsibilities at the facility. The owners immediately had all of their staff members vaccinated. The restaurant was inspected earlier this week and has remained open. That worker worked at the restaurant January 2 through January 14, 2018. The hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination is only effective at preventing this illness if given within two weeks of exposure. That means that anyone who visited the restaurant before January 11, 2018 is no longer eligible for a shot. All those people can do is to monitor themselves for the symptoms of … [Read more...]

Second Food Handler Diagnosed with Hepatitis A at Tim Hortons Restaurant in Monroe, Michigan

A second food handler has been diagnosed with hepatitis A at Tim Hortons Restaurant at 404 South Monroe Street in Monroe, Michigan, according to the Monroe County Health Department. Another employee was diagnosed with that illness earlier this month. Anyone who consumed food and/or drink from that establishment between December 10 and December 28, 2017 may have been exposed to the pathogenic virus. If you visited that facility before December 15, 2017 it's now too late to get an immune globulin or hepatitis A vaccination. All you can do is monitor yourself for the symptoms of hepatitis A and see your doctor if they appear. Symptoms include jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin), poor appetite, lethargy, fatigue, stomach pain or tenderness, nausea or vomiting, dark urine, … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Diagnosed in More Restaurant Workers in the Detroit, Michigan Area

Workers at two more facilities in southeastern Michigan have bene diagnosed with hepatitis A. Workers at the Token Lounge at 28949 Joy Road in Westland have been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to news reports.  And a worker at Jet's Pizza at 15235 East Seven Mile Road near Hayes in Detroit was also diagnosed with the virus. There is no information about these two restaurants on the Wayne County Health Department web site. The Token Lounge is open for business. It was inspected on December 13, 2017. Public health officials say that anyone who drank beverages there between November 20, 2017 and December 4, 2017 should get a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination as soon as possible. Unfortunately, if you visited that facility before December 1, 2017 it's too late for a … [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...]

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...]

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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