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Colorado Restaurant to Stay Closed for Weeks After Hepatitis A Scare

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Tortilla Marissa’s, a Mexican restaurant in Fort Collins, CO, will not reopen until August 9 because of the Hepatitis A scare that the restaurant faced at the end of June, according to the Coloradoan. The Larimer County Health Department has advised the owners to keep the restaurant closed that long due to the virus’ relatively… Continue Reading

Free Hepatitis A Shots Available in Fort Collins for Tortilla Marissa’s Customers

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More free Hepatitis A vaccines are available from 1-4 p.m. MDT today for people who ate at Tortilla Marissa’s restaurant in Fort Collins, CO, after June 17. The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is distributing the vaccines at its clinic in Fort Collins. People who ate at that restaurant after June 17 are encouraged to… Continue Reading

Colorado Health Officials Warn of Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Fort Collins Restaurant

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The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment in Fort Collins, CO, notified the public on Friday about a possible exposure to the Hepatitis A virus through Tortilla Marissa’s restaurant at 2635 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Health officials said that a food worker employed at Tortilla Marissa’s had tested positive for Hepatitis A,… Continue Reading

Insurance Carrier Wants Internationally Based Outbreak Considered a Single Event

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Last year’s multistate outbreak of Hepatitis A virus infections linked to pomegranate seeds from Turkey left behind more than 3,000 claims for illnesses caused by HAV-contaminated pomegranate arils and more than 25 lawsuits in state and federal courts. Now one of the insurance carriers involved is asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District… Continue Reading

5,000 Customers Potentially Exposed to Hepatitis A at Missouri Red Robin

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is vaccinating customers of a Red Robin restaurant in Springfield, MO, who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A between May 8-16. Health officials are worried that 5,000 people may have been exposed after a restaurant worker was diagnosed with the virus. In order for the vaccine to work, it must… Continue Reading

Final Report: No Source Identified in 2013 NYC Hepatitis A Outbreak

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A final report on last summer’s Hepatitis A outbreak at New Hawaii Sea restaurant in the Bronx, NY, reveals that there were a total of nine cases (eight patrons and one employee). No definite source of the infection was ever found, according to the report from the New York City Department of Health and Mental… Continue Reading

PA Red Robin Employee Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

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An employee at a Red Robin restaurant in Bartonsville, PA, has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is investigating, but a spokesperson for the department told the Pocono Record that they are prohibited from giving out further details. “As the investigation continues and if any public health risks evolve, the department… Continue Reading

Shoppers May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis A at Indianapolis Tea Store

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County public health officials say that a worker at a Teavana tea store in Indianapolis, IN, may have exposed shoppers who drank free tea samples to the Hepatitis A virus. Anyone who drank tea samples at the Fashion Mall at Keystone in Indianapolis on April 5 or April 19 should watch for signs and symptoms… Continue Reading

Europe’s Hepatitis A Outbreak Expands Well Beyond Italy

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An outbreak with at least 240 confirmed cases of the Hepatitis A virus originally thought to be confined to Italy is making a much larger footprint in Europe. There have been 240 cases of individuals who have not visited Italy associated with the outbreak in France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom…. Continue Reading

Europe Reports 1,300 Hepatitis A Cases Since 2013

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More than 1,300 Hepatitis A cases have been reported in 11 countries by the European Food Safety Authority since January 2013, with 240 confirmed cases related to an ongoing outbreak. Initially the outbreak was associated with people who had traveled to Italy. However seven countires- France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United… Continue Reading