Too bad the Taco Bell worker was not already vaccinated.

The Snohomish County Health Department has identified a case of hepatitis A that occurred in a food worker who worked at two Taco Bell locations: 2727 Broadway in Everett and 303 91st Ave NE in Lake Stevens.

Anyone who ate

Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: If you visited a Taco Bell in Everett or Lake Stevens on May 22 or 23 you have less than 2 weeks to get a Hepatitis A vaccine

Health officials in the Roanoke, VA, area say the number of hepatitis A infections linked to three Famous Anthony’s restaurants has more than doubled, with 20 people requiring hospitalization.

The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts report the patient count jumped from 14 to 35 cases since the most recent
Continue Reading Hepatitis A patient count more than doubles among patrons of Virginia restaurants

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is investigating two cases of hepatitis A in Jackson County restaurant employees, which may have led to possible exposure for customers.

Two employees of Brady’s Steaks and Seafood, 3801 Magnolia St. in Pascagoula have been diagnosed with hepatitis A infection and worked at
Continue Reading Hepatitis A concerns at Pascagoula restaurant where two infected employees worked


Editor’s note: This contributed piece is from the thesis of Jamie Ragos, the current holder of The Dave Theno Fellowship for Food Safety.

Thesis: Over the past three years, there has been an ongoing outbreak of Hepatitis A in the United States although it is the only foodborne
Continue Reading Preventative care: Increasing hepatitis A vaccinations among food service workers

Franklin County, MO has joined the shortlist of cities and counties requiring hepatitis A vaccines for restaurant workers. A deadly national hepatitis A epidemic touched Franklin County more than 50 times in the last year.

And health officials twice had to mobilize to vaccinate restaurant patrons after restaurant workers tested
Continue Reading Mandatory food handler vaccines for hepatitis A imposed by Missouri county

Almost 30 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported in North Yorkshire since June 19.

Public Health England (PHE) Yorkshire and the Humber, North Yorkshire County Council and National Health Service organizations are investigating the outbreak in Ripon with 29 patients.

At least 20 infections have been confirmed connected with
Continue Reading Infections slow in hepatitis A outbreak, but more patients likely


Vaccinating food service workers will not solve the entire HAV problem — we need a nationwide focus on homelessness and drug use as well.

According to a recent health warning, the CDC reported multiple states across the country have reported outbreaks of hepatitis A (HAV), primarily among people who
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: It’s past time to offer foodservice workers Hep A vaccinations