Restaurant Worker May Have Exposed Thousands to Hepatitis A

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In the U.S., person-to-person transmission through the fecal-oral route is the primary means of hepatitis A transmission. Signs and symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-colored bowel movements, joint pain, and jaundice. In adults and children over the age of 6, infection is typically symptomatic, with jaundice occurring in >70% of patients. In children <6 years of age, 70% are asymptomatic, however if illness does occur, it is typically not accompanied by jaundice.

Restaurant Worker May Have Exposed Thousands to Hepatitis A
Restaurant Worker May Have Exposed Thousands to Hepatitis A
Up to 5,000 people may have eaten at a fast food restaurant in Springfield, Illinois where an employee had hepatitis A and was possibly contagious. Food chain Red Robin told people who visited their Springfield location in mid-May to contact the health department for more information about the situation, CNN reports.

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