Customers of Newmarket Tim Hortons potentially exposed to Hepatitis A

Source of Article:  http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/toronto/archive/2009/04/26/customers-of-newmarket-tim-hortons-potentially-exposed-to-hepatitis-a.aspx

 

Posted: April 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 disinfected Saturday.

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.

National Post 

 

 

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