According to the Quad-City Times, the number of people who have contracted Hepatitis A in the Quad-City region has grown to 23 confirmed cases – 2 of who are in Iowa. The 21Illinois Hepatitis A cases are in Rock Island, Henry, Mercer and Warren counties, as well as one in Woodford County
The cases are connected with Rock Island County businesses, including a McDonald’s restaurant, 400 W. 1st St., Milan. Earlier this month, two food handlers at McDonald’s were found to have hepatitis A, and the restaurant was closed for three days for a deep cleaning. Employees also received instructions on how to properly wash their hands, especially after using the restroom.
The Rock Island County Health Department finished on Tuesday a two-day clinic to vaccinate more than 4,000 individuals who ate at the McDonald’s during the periods of July 6-10 and 13-14.
Marler Clark is assisting people who were exposed to the Hepatitis A Virus at the Milan, Illinois McDonald’s Restaurant. A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of those who had to get shots. Marler Clark is also preparing additional hepatitis lawsuits on behalf of those who have been infected with Hepatitis A.