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Today the Roanoke Times reported that owners of Famous Anthony’s filed bankruptcy for two of their Roanoke five restaurant locations after a hepatitis A outbreak originating from one of their food service workers killed four people, hospitalized 36, sickened 52, with one requiring a liver transplant.

Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: whether it is for moral or business reasons, offer hepatitis A vaccination to your employees


The clock is ticking.

Not naming the restaurant and the dates of exposure deny Pennsylvania residents vital information in order to know if they were exposed and to have time to receive a potentially life-saving hepatitis A vaccination or immune globulin (IG) shot within two weeks of
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Pennsylvania Health Official must name Italian Restaurant and dates of exposure to Hepatitis A

The Arkansas Department of Health  is warning of possible hepatitis A exposures after an employee of Wendy’s at 721 North Arkansas, in Russellville tested positive for the virus.

Anyone who ate at the restaurant between Dec. 12, 2021, and Jan. 3, 2022, should seek care immediately if they have never
Continue Reading Wendy’s patrons may have been exposed to hepatitis A; still time for treatment for some

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


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

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Please see clarification regarding another company with the same name.

A food handler has tested positive for hepatitis A, spurring a public alert for anyone who bought fresh fruits or vegetables from a specific Brother’s Produce location.

The New Jersey Department of Health is working with the Paterson Department of
Continue Reading Worker at fresh produce company positive for hepatitis A; alert issued


Editor’s note: May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and today is Hepatitis Testing Day. For more information, click here to visit the CDC page.

I am sure the idiom, “you sound like a broken record,” is a bit unfamiliar to those 40 and younger, but it means repeating yourself again
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: The Hepatitis A broken record — Restaurant workers should be vaccinated


Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part opinion piece. To read part one, please click here.

In the previous article, I wrote about the decades-old public health problem of poultry-borne salmonellosis. This article will propose declaring the virulent strains that are pathogenic to humans as adulterants
Continue Reading Reality of our world: Money trumps altruism in the quest for safer poultry

Just one day after public health officials urged customers of a Hardee’s restaurant in Charlotte, NC, to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A, almost 900 people had received the post-exposure treatment.

Mecklenburg County Public Health Director Gibbie Harris on Tuesday said the Hepatitis A outbreak in the county is growing, announcing
Continue Reading Public comes out in force for Hepatitis A vaccinations in NC