Pocatello restaurant worker contracts Hepatitis A
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- Southeastern Idaho Public Health officials have confirmed that a Pocatello restaurant employee has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.
Health officials say anyone who ate at Tom's Gyros and Burgers between Aug. 2 and 14 may have been exposed to the virus that causes inflammation of the liver. Experts believe the risk to the public is low because it is likely the employee followed good hand hygiene and food safety practices.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a vaccine or immune globulin is recommended for those who ate or drank at the restaurant within the past 14 days if they were not previously vaccinated.
People who were patrons between July 15 and Aug. 2 are asked to see their physician if they experience a sudden onset of fever, fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, dark urine and jaundice.