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Raw oysters cause Hepatitis A among Arizonans, including Yuma County resident

It would figure that the CDC claims this to be Hepatitis Awareness Month — May 2007

Health officials are warning people not to eat raw shellfish after 13 Arizonans, one of them a Yuma County resident, contracted hepatitis A from eating uncooked oysters at Rocky Point, Son., in March. “These cases are a reminder that there is a real risk of getting sick from uncooked shellfish, regardless of where it came from,” state epidemiologist Ken Komatsu said in a news release.

More Hepatitis News for this month:

Canada Restaurant patrons warned about Hepatitis A

Hundreds of diners were potentially exposed to hepatitis A for two weeks by an infected food handler at a southwest restaurant, say Calgary Health Region officials. Those who ate at the Wildwood Grill and Brewing Co. from April 30 to May 13 are being urged to get a vaccination at a clinic at 1509 Centre St. N. between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. The restaurant — at 2417 4 St. S.W. — has been closed for disinfection and should have a clean bill of health once it re-opens, said Dr. Judy MacDonald, the CHR’s deputy medical officer of health.