Hepatitis A in Airdrie Restaurant Requests Clients Immunization


PUBLIC WARNING: Anyone that had a meal at Zenbu Japanese Restaurant in Airdrie, Alta., between June 15 and 29 may have contracted hepatitis A, says Alberta Health Services. The restaurant location is 5104 35 MacKenzie Way S.W.

A worker suffering from the infection was identified amongst the kitchen staff. The virus can circulate on touched food and beverages if the contaminated individuals don’t properly clean their hands.

The restaurant was inspected and appropriately disinfected, and now it is a safe eating location, confirms AHS.

Due to post-exposure prophylaxis, people that entered the restaurant on June 27, 28, 29 are also advised to seek immediate immunization and call Health Link at 811 for diagnose and specialized help.

The eligible person can receive the vaccine only within two weeks from the last contact with the contaminated food or water, and a single dose is enough to prevent unwanted consequences.

Immunization Session and Related Symptoms

The immunization session begins in the next few days and will take place in Airdrie, a city in Alberta, Canada.

People that present any of these signs should be tested for the virus. Anyone that ordered food in that period and suffer from any of these symptoms is advised to seek medical assistance or call 811 as soon as possible. A single shot of the vaccine is needed to remove the risks.

  • Tiredness
  • Poor appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain and fever
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Light-colored stools

The distinctive symptom of yellowing of eyes and skin may occur later. Worrying signs of the disease may show up 50 days later after the exposure.

AHS addresses especially to parents saying that children can be asymptomatic and still pass the disease to healthy people.

Another hep A infection emerged a couple of weeks earlier at another Airdrie restaurant.

AHS reassure the citizens of Airdrie that a single immunization is enough to face the threats.



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