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Hepatitis A is a chronic infection of the liver that is caused by the Hepatitis A virus, also known as HAV. This virus is commonly transmitted through either the oral or the fecal route, by the contamination of food or drinking resources. The symptoms of hepatitis A may include fever, abdominal pain, excessive weight loss, diarrhea, depression, nausea, as well as jaundice. Although there are no known drugs for the treatment of Hepatitis A, there…
The Los Angeles Health Department announced Wednesday night that an employee of Jerry’s Deli in Westwood, located at 10925 Weyburn Ave., has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A. Health officials stated in an e-mail “the hepatitis A virus is spread by close physical contact and through fecal contamination of food or drink, so Public Health recommends that patrons who ate sandwiches at the restaurant or who ate catered sandwiches from this location on November 18,…
The Pueblo City-County Health Department alerted the public to a possible Hepatitis A exposure that may have happened on May 31, 2010, at Desert Hawk at Pueblo West golf course. Health officials say exposed patrons should contact their physician or the Health Department immediately to receive an immunization. “People who had ice, cold drinks with ice, or cut fruit on May 31, 2010 at Desert Hawk at Pueblo West golf course may be at risk…
The Westchester County Department of Health is offering free post-exposure treatment for hepatitis A for any customers of the Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins at 422 Washington Street in Peekskill who consumed drinks containing ice between April 1 and April 6. Those costumers may have been exposed to hepatitis A by an infected employee. The health department has already begun providing treatment to household contacts and coworkers. The employee is recovering and is not considered infectious after…
The Westchester Health Department says some patrons of a New York doughnut shop may have been exposed to hepatitis A by an infected employee. Hepatitis A, a liver infection, is rarely serious. But the county is offering free post-exposure treatment. Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Archbald says customers may have been exposed if they had any iced drinks between March 28 and April 6 at a combined Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins shop on…
Kelsey Wittenberger and Erik Dohlman of USDA’s Economic Research Service just published an interesting report on the 2008-2009 Salmonella Peanut Butter Outbreak – Outlook Report No. (OCS-10a-01) 18 pp, February 2010.  I was a bit surprised at their conclusion: The 2009 foodborne illness outbreak linked to Salmonella in peanut products resulted in one of the largest food safety recalls ever in the United States. The source of the outbreak handled a small share of the…
According to the Quad-City Times, the Rock Island County Health Department announced this morning that it has scheduled a series of February clinics designed to get a second dose of hepatitis A vaccine to people who were inoculated last summer in connection with an outbreak of the disease. A health department spokesperson said a second dose of the vaccine or Immunoglobulin is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Protection, or CDC, six months…
According to the Quad-City Times, Trinity Regional Health System has paid $80,000 to Rock Island County to help reimburse unanticipated expenses related to this past summer’s hepatitis A outbreak. Trinity Medical Center treated some of at least 32 patients who came down with the liver disease in July and August. The Rock Island County Health Department inoculated more than 5,324 area residents against the disease during vaccination clinics held in late July. An investigation completed…
Iowa experienced a 294 percent increase in Hepatitis A cases over the previous three-year period, the state Department of Public Health reports. According to the annual Iowa Surveillance of Notifiable and Other Diseases report, the Cornhusker State went from a low of 13 Hepatitis A cases statewide in 2006 to 109 cases in 2008. The uptick represents a 294 percent increase over 2005-2007, the previous three year average. A cluster of cases in southeast Iowa…
Swan’s Island is a 30-minute ride on the Captain Henry Lee, a 17-car ferry out of Bass Harbor, Maine. When you arrive after Labor Day, there are only about 350 people on the 7,000 acre island. Now one has died and at least five others are ill –all from Hepatitis A.   The six victims and four other suspected cases all stayed in the same Swan’s Island house, although apparently not all at the same…