As I said before – “For Goodness Sake – Vaccinate”
Management of Champs Rotisserie and Spirits at 20515 Mack Ave. alerted the Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness to the issue.
Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food or water, or close personal contact with an infected person.
The ill employee is not working and is receiving medical care, the health department said in a news release.
Health officials say those who ate food from the restaurant on or after Oct. 20 should get a vaccine by Nov. 13 if they have not already been vaccinated. People who consumed food from the restaurant Oct. 10-30 should watch for symptoms of hepatitis A, which can include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dark urine, clay colored stool, fever, chills and jaundice. Symptoms occur 15-50 days after exposure and can last for several weeks to months.
Since Aug. 1, 2016, there have been 486 cases of hepatitis A, including 19 fatalities, identified as related to an outbreak in Southeast Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
In October, health officials said they were investigating cases at Firewater Bar and Grill and a Little Caesars Pizza location in Detroit and a restaurant worker in Ann Arbor. Cases last year were linked to Whole Foods in Detroit and Social Kitchen in Birmingham, and a pizza restaurant in Alabama.
In San Diego California, the county Health and Human Services Agency published new weekly totals, which add one to the number of deaths recorded since the health crisis started in November 2016. The running tally of confirmed cases also continues to increase, reaching 536 from a previous total of 516 – including 20 deaths. On September 15th the county notified the public that a worker at World Famous restaurant in Pacific Beach had tested positive.
And, thanks to the Huffington Post, you can see the problem in the whole country: