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The New White Steamer Hepatitis A Lawyer Update: Food Server Test Positive for Hepatitis A.
A new Hepatitis A Alert was issued by the Daviess County Health Department when a food server at the restaurant The New White Steamer in Washington, Indiana, was diagnosed with Hepatitis A after handling food. The employee worked at the restaurant from May 12 to May 15, 2020, at the moment no information has been disclosed on the identity of the employee or whether there was any other source of the contamination. The health department is advising patrons who consumed food or drinks from the restaurant to stay vigilant for Hepatitis A symptoms.
The Daviess County Health Department has stated that they will be working alongside The New White Steamer to properly to prevent any cases from arising due to the Hepatitis A contamination. The restaurant is still open, but the health department has announced that proper thorough disinfection of the restaurant has been conducted, and the restaurant will continue to practice proper cleaning procedures to ensure that a similar incident doesn’t happen again. Free vaccinations were offered at The National Guard Armory, 500 NE 6th Street, Washington, IN 47501, on May 27, 2020, to all patrons who consumed food at the restaurant.
The Health Department has not released any more information on the incident that transpired but they did advice consumers who purchased food or drinks from the restaurant from April 1, through Friday, May 15, 2020, to remain vigilant for symptoms of Hepatitis A. Patrons who did not get vaccinated should contact a medical health care provider if they start to display symptoms of Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A symptoms normally include loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness, fever, stomach pain, brown-colored urine, light-colored stools, and yellowing of the skin or eyes.
Hepatitis A is a viral infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV) and results in severe liver disease and sickness. People normally begin displaying symptoms of Hepatitis A 15 to 50 day’s post-exposure of food or beverage containing the HAV virus. According to a national Hepatitis A Lawyer, Ron Simon, the infection can cause inflammation to the liver, which is vital for removing harmful chemicals from the body, storing energy, fighting infection, and storing vitamins and nutrients. Hepatitis A can be prevented by getting vaccinated at a younger age or by getting vaccinated no more than two weeks after exposure.
For more information on The New White Steamer Hepatitis A alert, to speak to a Hepatitis A Lawyer, or to inquire about a Hepatitis A Lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.