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Toronto Public Health finds Hepatitis A in restaurant employee

Posted Jan 26, 2011 by Andrew Moran
Toronto Public Health sent out a news release reporting that Hepatitis A was identified in a restaurant employee. The city is now urging customers who visited the restaurant Sunday to be vaccinated.
Hepatitis A virus.
Hepatitis A virus.
Hepatitis A is identified as an acute infection disease of the liver and can be transmitted from person-to-person by contact from the infected individual or simply by ingestion of contaminated beverages and food.
Symptoms of infection include dark urine, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite and jaundice – the skin yellows.
According to a news release from the city of Toronto, Hepatitis A was discovered in an employee working at Sierra Grill located at Bayview and Sheppard Avenues. Toronto Public Health (TPH) cautions that anyone who ate food from the restaurant on Jan. 23 could have been infected with the virus.
TPH, however, does note that the risk of exposure is low but do recommend that patrons of the restaurant should get vaccinated within the next 14 days to avoid a Hepatitis A infection.
There will be three sessions for the free vaccine and will be held at the North York Memorial Hall located at 5110 Yonge Street. The three clinics will take place at the following times:
Jan. 27 in the Gold Room from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Jan. 28 in the Gold Room from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Jan. 29 in the Burgundy Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information on Hepatitis A, click here.