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Famous Anthony’s Hepatitis A Lawyer Update: 50 Hepatitis A Cases and One Death Linked to Virginia Local Restaurant Chain.
Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, in Virginia, announced a Hepatitis A outbreak linked to Virginia local restaurant chain on October 27, 2021. The Hepatitis Outbreak was linked to just about 50 reported cases of Hepatitis A, all traced back to the local restaurant chain Famous Anthony’s. According to Health Department officials, the outbreak seems to have been by an employee who worked at multiple locations of the restaurant chain while contagious. The name of the employee has not been disclosed but it is believed that the true number of people who may have contracted Hepatitis A might be larger than the number of reported cases.
The health department in Roanoke City first began receiving reports of people who contracted Hepatitis A in late September. After receiving the first 10 reports of cases linked to the outbreak health officials were able to trace the viral illnesses back to the local restaurant chain Famous Anthony’s. After further investigation, it was discovered that an employee who had worked at three different locations and had tested positive for Hepatitis A.
As of the last update on the outbreak investigation, the number of cases linked to the outbreak is fifty, but more people are believed to be affected. Out of the people who have been linked to the outbreak 31 have required hospitalization, due to the severity of the illnesses one person is in need of a liver transplant, and two weeks ago health department officials announced the first death linked to the Hepatitis A outbreak. Virginia Health officials have stated that the dates of exposure were in August, all the way through August 27. So far the last Hepatitis A case reported was on October 15.
The incubation period of the Hepatitis virus can last up to 50 days. People can remain symptomatic up to six months after becoming ill and in many cases experience symptoms such as debilitating fatigue, diminished appetite, stomach pain, nausea, and jaundice (Yellowing of the eyes and skin). Ron Simon, a National Hepatitis A Lawyer, stated:
“Hepatitis A is a viral infection caused by the hepatitis A virus that can result in severe liver disease and sickness. A person usually becomes sick 15 to 50 days post-exposure consumption of food or beverage containing the HAV virus. Along with infection comes inflammation of the liver, which is vital for removing harmful chemicals from the body, storing energy, fighting infection, and storing vitamins and nutrients.”
For more information on the Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Famous Anthony’s, to speak to a Hepatitis A Lawyer, or to inquire about a Hepatitis A Lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901