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  • Single Case of Hepatitis A Identified in Washington County
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 08/01/13 - 02:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) has received confirmation that a food handler working at a restaurant in Washington County has tested positive for Hepatitis A.

    The health department is seeking to identify customers who ate at the Ancestor Square Pizza Factory during the following times:

    •July 19 (Fri.): 6-9:30 p.m.

    •July 20 (Sat.): 6-9:30 p.m.

    •July 23 (Tue.): 5-9:00 p.m.

    •July 26 (Fri.): 6-9:30 p.m.

    •July 27 (Sat.): 5-9:30 p.m.

    People who ate at this location during these times may have been exposed to Hepatitis A and should contact the SWUPHD (see below) or their healthcare provider for preventive treatment, which could include vaccination and/or immune globulin, depending on age. People who ate at the restaurant at other times do not need preventive treatment. Also, anyone previously vaccinated for Hepatitis A is protected from infection.

    Hepatitis A can cause jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin), fatigue, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, and fever. Contact your doctor or health care provider if you experience these symptoms.

    The best way to prevent Hepatitis A is to get vaccinated. Thorough hand-washing can help stop the spread of Hepatitis A, along with staying home if you are sick.

    No other Pizza Factory restaurants are affected by this Hepatitis A exposure and there are no other confirmed Hepatitis A cases related to the Ancestor Square Pizza Factory, which remains open for business. This location has a record of very good restaurant inspection scores in the past and management is cooperating fully with the investigation.

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