Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Health Services Alert: Edmonton Fast-Food Worker Has Hepatitis A

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Health Services Alert: Edmonton Fast-Food Worker Has Hepatitis A

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Confirmed case of hepatitis A in restaurant worker

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EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services is advising people who ate at two fast-food restaurants in and near Edmonton that they may have been exposed to hepatitis A.

Health officials have issued an alert following confirmation of the illness in a worker at two Edo Japan outlets.

The alert covers the periods of June 13-18 and June 21-28 at the Manning Town Centre location in Edmonton and the Tudor Glen South restaurant in St. Albert.

Officials say the risk of infection from the virus is low, but the liver illness can be spread very easily.

AHS is asking anyone who has symptoms to contact Health Link at 811 immediately.

Symptoms include tiredness, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, dark-coloured urine, light-coloured stools and yellowing of the eyes and skin. …

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