hepatitis A vaccination

Hepatitis A infection has been diagnosed in a server at Lolita’s Bar and Grill located at 472 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville, GA. Individuals who ate at the restaurant from Oct. 24 – Nov. 7 may have been exposed to the infection and should contact their healthcare provider or the Gwinnett

Continue Reading Restaurant worker in Georgia diagnosed with hepatitis A; customers urged to get vaccinated

The CDC has been reporting on an ongoing person to person outbreak of Hepatitis A for years. Since the outbreaks were first identified in 2016, 37 states have publicly reported the following as of October 6, 2023:

            •           Cases: 44,915

            •           Hospitalizations: 27,445 (61%)

            •           Deaths: 423

Now, the CDC has just reported

Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: It is past time to vaccinate food service workers against Hep A

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Good on public health doing good public health.

WDBJ reports that the Virginia Department of Health is offering free Hepatitis A vaccines for restaurant workers.

The Roanoke City Alleghany Health District Director Dr. Cynthia Morrow, says that the Health District will host the vaccination clinic Monday, June


Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: After three Roanoke food service workers prompt Hepatitis A scares, and 52 illnesses with 4 deaths, public health offers free vaccines

Opinion

The Camden County Health Department in New Jersey has been notified by a health care provider that a food handler employed at a Starbucks at 1490 Blackwood Clementon Road in Gloucester Township tested positive for hepatitis A and worked through the infectious period.

On Wednesday, Nov. 17, the Department
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Hey Starbucks — Serve your patrons better, vaccinate your employees against hepatitis A

Another patient has been added to the case count in a deadly hepatitis A outbreak in Virginia where public health officials continue to investigate other potential cases linked to a local restaurant chain in the Roanoke area.

Now 50 people have been confirmed infected and three have died, according to
Continue Reading Patient count at 50 with 3 dead in hepatitis A outbreak linked to restaurants

Opinion

I will spare you the list of hepatitis A cases that I have been involved with since 1998 when I represented 30 people exposed in a Seattle, Washington Subway restaurant, including one child who suffered acute liver failure requiring an emergency liver transplant.

There have been dozens in the


Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Message to the CDC — It is time, past time, to change views on hepatitis A vaccines for food handlers

I felt another blog post coming on after reading Spectrum 1’s headline:

“More vaccination clinics offered this week after possible Hepatitis A exposure at Fredonia restaurant”

There were two more hepatitis A vaccination clinics in Chautauqua County this week after a potential exposure to the virus at a restaurant.

The


Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Hepatitis A vaccines cost a lot less than lawsuits