USA – More patients identified in hepatitis A outbreak linked to restaurants

Food Safety News

At least three people have been admitted to hospitals in a growing outbreak of hepatitis A linked to restaurants in Virginia.

There are now 14 people confirmed infected, according to state health officials. Four of those patients are new since the outbreak was initially reported on Sept. 24. 

Additional patients are highly likely to be identified. It takes 15 to 50 days for hepatitis A symptoms to develop, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The infected people ate at three Famous Anthony’s restaurants, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Cynthia Morrow from the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts provided an update on the outbreak earlier this week.

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