Around 650 customers of a Salt Lake City restaurant may have been exposed to Hepatitis A.
Health authorities say that a worker at the New Yorker Restaurant (60 W. Market St.) was infected with Hepatitis A and handled food and beverages from July 25th to August 16th. The county has reached out to some of the 650 possibly exposed customers, depending on if contact information was available.
Unfortunately, there’s only a two-week window where Hepatitis A can be treated with a vaccine, so a Salt Lake Health Department official says those customers “should watch for symptoms of hepatitis A and see their health care provider if they are concerned.”
Symptoms of Hepatitis A include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and yellow skin and eyes (jaundice). There is currently in outbreak in Utah, with 275 cases reported in Utah due to that outbreak.
The SL Department of Health says that the New Yorker is cooperating with protocol to contain this outbreak, including requiring all employees to receive a Hepatitis A vaccine before returning to work.