USA – Famous Anthony’s Hepatitis A Virginia Outbreak Sickens 50, 31 Hospitalized

Food Poisoning Bulletin

The Famous Anthony’s hepatitis A outbreak has now sickened 50 people and hospitalized 31 as of October 26, 2021, according to news reports. A sick employee worked at that restaurant in mid to late August 2021. The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts reported the increase in cases. This is an increase of 13 patients since the last update two weeks ago.

One of the problems with this viral infection is that people are infectious up to two weeks before they even know they are sick. The virus is very contagious and is easily passed from person-to-person, through contaminated food, and through contact with contaminated surfaces.

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