Warning out after Toronto restaurant worker tests positive for hepatitis A

Source of Article: http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hiAAKlXwAnZtrtUuSOXVKz-xDeJQ

TORONTO Toronto Public Health has issued a warning after a restaurant worker tested positive for hepatitis A.

A food handler at the Sushi Haru restaurant at 635 College St. has the virus. Although health officials say the risk of getting the infection is low, anyone who ate at the restaurant between Sept. 30 and Oct. 3 or between Oct. 6 and 10 should watch for signs of illness.

Symptoms can appear up to eight weeks after exposure to hepatitis A, including fever, loss of appetite and jaundice.

There is a vaccine for the virus, but it is only effective for 14 days after contact.

Hepatitis A is a disease of the liver caused by a virus.

Most people who are infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage



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