The Erie County Health Department in Erie, PA, has identified a case of hepatitis A in a restaurant worker.

The employee works at Cracker Barrel, which is located at 7810 Interstate Dr. in Summit Township. Customers who ate or drank at the restaurant or ordered or delivered take-out from Jan.

Continue Reading Hepatitis A exposure prompts warning for customers of Pennsylvania Cracker Barrel

— OPINION —

Since the outbreaks were first identified in 2016, 37 states have publicly reported the following as of January 12, 2024:

  • Cases: 44,947
  • Hospitalizations: 27,469 (61%)
  • Deaths: 424

Hardly a week goes by that there is not yet another announcement of a hepatitis A positive employee putting co-workers

Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Hepatitis A outbreaks have sickened tens of thousands and killed 424; all preventable by a vaccine

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) has identified a case of hepatitis A in a Westbrook food service worker. Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. It can spread through person-to-person contact or by consuming contaminated food or water.

The

Continue Reading Maine restaurant worker with hepatitis A exposed customers for more than two weeks

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has recently confirmed that a person who works at the ShopRite at Oxford and Levick, located at 6301 Oxford St, Philadelphia, has acute hepatitis A. The store is aware of the situation and is working collaboratively with the Health Department.

No additional ill people

Continue Reading Grocery store in Philadelphia reports employee who is positive for hepatitis A

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

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is working with Panda Express in Lancaster (44411 Valley Central Way Lancaster, CA 93536) to alert consumers of a possible hepatitis A exposure. Public Health identified hepatitis A virus infection in a food handler who worked at this location.

No

Continue Reading Patrons of a Panda Express in Lancaster, CA, urged to get hepatitis A vaccinations

— OPINION —

ACIP Secretariat
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices 
1600 Clifton Road, N.E., Mailstop H24-8
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027
acip@cdc.gov

Re:  Letter to the CDC’s Committee on Immunization Practices – It is time to deal with Hepatitis A and Food Service Workers

Dear ACIP Secretariat:

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: It’s time to deal with hepatitis A and food service workers

Vaccination programs and public awareness campaigns could reduce the number of people affected by tick-borne encephalitis virus, which is sometimes foodborne, according to researchers.

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral infection of the central nervous system. Humans mainly acquire TBE through tick bites, but it is occasionally contracted through consuming

Continue Reading Study details scale of foodborne tick-borne encephalitis in Europe