Tag Archives: Hepatitis A

Australia – No Hepatitis A or E.coli Found in Nanna’s Recalled Berries

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Patties Foods has completed its microbiological and viral testing and found no Hepatitis A or E.coli on recalled products.

The testing follows the recent Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) outbreak which has been linked to Nanna’s Mixed Berries 1kg but results of these tests on samples of recalled and non-recalled Nanna’s Mixed Berries 1kg have come up negative. No detection of HAV or E.coli was found in any sample.

USA – Hepatitis A – Pizza – Vaccines – Information – Food Poisoning Journal

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WIVB Buffalo reports that the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center drew a crowd of hundreds of pizza lovers Monday, looking for protection against possible exposure to hepatitis A.  Casa Di Pizza, a popular Elmwood Avenue restaurant in Buffalo, had a server diagnosed with the disease on Friday. The Erie County Health Department encouraged 1,500 patrons to receive vaccinations if they ate at the restaurant or banquet room between March 9th and March 19th — Monday they vaccinated 766 people. The bar and take-out service were not involved with the server in question.

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Last Friday, the Erie County Department of Health announced two precautionary public health clinics in response to the recent identification of the hepatitis A virus in a local restaurant worker, a server at Casa di Pizza on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo. The health department also warned the public that they should watch for symptoms of Hepatitis A for 50 days after their visit. If they start having Hepatitis A symptoms they should call their healthcare immediately and tell them they may have exposed to Hepatitis in Buffalo. Anyone experiencing Hepatitis A symptoms should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

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Hepatitis A is one of five human hepatitis viruses (hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E) that primarily infect the liver and cause illness. An estimated 80,000 cases occur each year in the U.S., although much higher estimates have been proposed based on mathematical modeling of the past incidence of infection. Each year, an estimated 100 persons die as a result of acute liver failure in the U.S. due to hepatitis A, but the rate of infection has dramatically decreased since the hepatitis A vaccine was licensed and became available in the U.S. in 1995.

USA – Hepatitis A – Restaurant

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An employee at a Red Robin restaurant in Stroudsburg, PA has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A. All employees of the restaurant have been given a vaccination, but customers who visited the restaurant between April 16 and May 5 may have been exposed and could be at risk for developing an infection.

These customers should contact the health department at 1-877-PA-HEALTH. The vaccine, either a hepatitis A vaccination or an immune globulin vaccination, can prevent illness if administered within two weeks of exposure. If you have had hepatitis A in the past or have had the vaccination, you are most likely protected. Check with your doctor to make sure if you have concerns.

USA – Hepatits A – Tea

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The Marion County Public Health Department announces that visitors to an Indianapolis business during three Saturdays in April may have been exposed to Hepatitis A.

Anyone who visited and drank tea prepared at the Teavana store, 8702 Keystone Crossing, on Saturdays, April 5, 12 and 19 should watch for signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A. The public is advised to watch for signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A and contact a health care provider immediately if any symptoms are present.

USA Research – Hepatitis A

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Exposure to hepatitis A virus (“HAV”) can cause an acute infection of the liver that is typically mild and resolves on its own.[1]  The symptoms and duration of illness vary a great deal, with many persons showing no symptoms at all.[2]  Fever and jaundice are two of the symptoms most commonly associated with hepatitis A infection.[3]   Hepatitis infections have plagued humans. The “earliest accounts of contagious jaundice are found in ancient China.”[4]

Hepatitis A is the only common vaccine-preventable foodborne disease in the United States.[7] This virus is one of five human hepatitis viruses that primarily infect the human liver and cause human illness.[8]  Unlike hepatitis B and C, hepatitis A does not develop into chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis, which are both potentially fatal conditions.[9]  Nonetheless, infection with the hepatitis A virus (HAV) can lead to acute liver failure and death.[10]