Canada – Hepatitis A Warning

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Alberta Health Services (AHS) has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in an individual who served food and drinks at the St. Mary School graduation banquet at the Taber Community Centre (4720 50 Street) on June 30.

Individuals who attended this banquet and consumed food or drink may have been exposed to hepatitis A.

“While we believe the risk to the public is low, hepatitis A is a serious infection,” says Dr. Lena Derie-Gillespie, Medical Officer of Health, Alberta Health Services – South Zone. “As a precaution, anyone who consumed food or drink at this location is advised to monitor themselves and their family for symptoms until August 20, 2017.”

The banquet space in the Taber Community Centre will be inspected today by AHS Environmental Public Health inspectors to ensure there is no further risk to public.

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