Category Archives: Virus

USA – KFC Worker in Eaton, Ohio Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

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The Preble County Public Health Department has released a notice stating that an employee at the KFC restaurant at 1200 North Barron Street in Eaton, Ohio, has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. The government says that anyone who ate there from February 9, 2019 through February 20, 2019 may have been exposed to the virus, although the risk of developing hepatitis A from this exposure is very low.

RASFF Alert – Norovirus – Live Oysters


RASFF – norovirus (GI and GII /2g) in live oysters from France in France

USA – Yet Another Cruise Ship with Norovirus ? 91 sickened on Princess Cruises Island Princess; Samples sent for Norovirus testing

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Federal health officials reported another cruise ship outbreak this week. According to officials, 91 passengers and crew onboard the Princess Cruises February 8–18, 2019 Island Princess voyage were stricken with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea.


RASFF Alert – Norovirus – Live Oysters


RASFF – norovirus (GI and GII /2g) in live oysters (Crassostrea gigas) from Portugal in the Netherlands

USA – South Carolina: Hepatitis A outbreak declared in Aiken County

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South Carolina health officials report that an employee of City Billiards tested positive for hepatitis A. Customers who ate there between January 22 and February 5 could have been exposed to the virus.

This is the second case of hepatitis A diagnosed in an Aiken-area food handler in February. At this time, the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is not aware of a known connection between the two cases.

In light of these findings, DHEC is declaring a hepatitis A outbreak in Aiken County. An outbreak is defined as an unexpected increase in the number of cases in a geographic area or time period.  There have been 10 hepatitis A cases diagnosed in Aiken County since December 1, 2018.

USA – Hepatitis A Exposure at Subway in Trumann, Arkansas

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An employee at the Subway restaurant at 121 Highway 463 North in Trumann, Arkansas, has been diagnosed with hepatitis A according to the Arkansas Health Department. Anyone who ate there between January 23, 2019 and February 6, 2019 should get a vaccination as soon as possible if they have never had this illness or have not been vaccinated.

USA – Hepatitis A Diagnosed In Employee at Crescent City Tavern in Dalton, GA

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An employee at the Crescent City Tavern in downtown Dalton, Georgia has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Whitfield County Health Department. That employee, a food handler, worked while infectious during the time period of December 28, 2018 through January 31, 2019. That means that anyone who ate food or drank beverages during that time may have been exposed to the pathogenic virus.