Category Archives: Hepatitis A

USA – Hepatitis A Exposure At Kentucky Ave. Burger King in Indianapolis

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A worker at the Burger King at 3311 South Kentucky Avenue, near Mann Road in Indianapolis has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. Anyone who ate at that facility from January 21 through January 24, 2019 may have been exposed to the pathogenic virus.

The Marion Countuy Public Health Department is hating a special clinic on Monday, February 4, 2019, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at its South District Health Office at 7551 South Shelby Street. Anyone who visited that restaurant on the above dates can get a vaccination. People who ate there on January 21 have until today to get a shot, since the vaccine is only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. You can also get the shot at doctor’s offices.

The Burger King restaurant management is cooperating with public health officials and is cleaning the restaurant. The restaurant is remaining open while the investigation is ongoing.

USA – Public Health Alert Concerning a Possible Hepatitis A Contamination of Bauer’s Candies’ Modjeskas

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The FDA is alerting consumers to possible hepatitis A contamination of Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas, an individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel. We are advising consumers not to eat and to throw away any Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas, purchased after November 14, 2018 because a worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A.

 

USA – Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at On the Border Grill inn Jonesboro, Arkansas

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The Arkansas Department of Health is warning consumers that there is a possible hepatitis A exposure at the On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantino at 2324 Red Wolf Boulevard in Jonesboro. Anyone who ate there between December 13 and December 17, 2018 may have been exposed to the pathogenic virus.

USA – Outback Steakhouse Rivergate Employee in Nashville Diagnosed With Hepatitis A

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An employee at the Outback Steakhouse Restaurant Rivergate at 1560 Gallatin Pike North in Madison, Tennessee has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A. That person worked at the restaurant while he had symptoms December 22 to December 24, 2018. The Metro Public Health Department announced this in a press release. Madison is near Nashville.

A special clinic to offer free vaccinations will be open at the Lentz Public Health Center at 2500 Charlotte Avenue in Nashville to anyone who dined at that location on those dates. You have until January 7, 2019 to be vaccinated. The clinic hours will be January 3 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; January 8 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; January 5 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and January 7 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

USA – Hernando Beach: Zig Zag Scallop Restaurant worker test positive for Hepatitis A

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Health officials in Hernando County, FL reported today on a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker from the Zig Zag Scallop Restaurant located at 4417 Calienta Street in Hernando Beach.

The Florida Department of Health in Hernando County (DOH-Hernando) says if you frequented this restaurant December 1 – 3, and have not previously been vaccinated for hepatitis A, you should be vaccinated. If you have previously received the hepatitis A vaccine you do not need to take additional action.

DOH-Hernando is offering the vaccine at no cost at their clinic, located at 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34606.

USA – Worker with Hepatitis A at Applebee’s in Winchester, KY

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A worker at the Applebee’s restaurant at 1525 West Lexington Avenue in Winchester, New York has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to a public health advisory posted by the Clark County Health Department. That person worked there from November 14 through November 25, 2018.

That means it is too late to get a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination, since the shot is only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. If you ate food or drank beverages there during that time period, all you can do is monitor yourself for the symptoms of hepatitis A.

Those symptoms include dark urine, lethargy, clay-colored stools, fever, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach pain, nausea, and jaundice, which is yellowing of the eyes and skin. These symptoms can appear anywhere from two weeks to 50 days after exposure.

USA – Bauer’s Candies’ Modjeskas May Be Contaminated with Hepatitis A

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Bauer’s Candies’ Modjeskas

The FDA has issued a public health alert about possible hepatitis A contamination in Bauer’s Candies’ Modjeskas. This product is individually wrapped marshmallow candy that is dipped in chocolate or caramel. A worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A.