Newmarket Tim Hortons potentially exposed to Hepatitis A
26, 2009, 7:06 PM by Melissa Leong
Health officials in York Region
warned that people may have been exposed to Hepatitis A after two employees
at a Newmarket Tim Hortons were found to be infected with the virus.
Officials will hold a vaccine clinic Monday between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the
Newmarket Health Centre.
The employees work at the Tim Hortons at 16545 Yonge St. near Savage Road. The store was
People who ate food from this location between April 13 and April 22 are
eligible for the vaccine.
Hepatitis A is a fairly common, yet rarely fatal liver disease. Most
people recover without complications after several weeks. Hepatitis vaccine
is very effective in reducing the risk of disease when administered within 14
days of the last day of exposure.
The symptoms of Hepatitis A may include fever, a feeling of being unwell,
loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea and abdominal discomfort.