Hepatitis A found in food handler, AHS issue public alert

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Hepatitis A found in food handler, AHS issue public alert
Hepatitis A found in food handler, AHS issue public alert

AHS is asking anyone who ate at London Local at 2307 Ellwood Drive between Aug. 13 and Aug. 18 or between Aug. 20 and Aug. 24 to call 811 for an assessment of exposure and risk.

According to a public press release by Alberta Health Services (AHS), a case of hepatitis A has been confirmed at a restaurant in Edmonton.

Hepatitis A is often spread by a person not properly washing their hands which makes everything about this situation even grosser.

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The document states that the impacted restaurant is London Local located at 2307 Ellwood Drive SW in Edmonton. AHS has confirmed that the person who was infected was handling and preparing food at the time.

If you have consumed food at the restaurant, listen up. There are a number of important dates that the infected individual was working in the kitchen. If you visited and ate at London Local at that time, you may want to visit a doctor and monitor your health closely.

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What’s to know about viral hepatitis?

Hepatitis refers to an inflammation of the liver cells and damage to the liver. There are different types and causes, but the symptoms can be similar.
The liver’s functions include detoxifying the blood, storing vitamins, and producing hormones. Hepatitis can disrupt these processes and create severe health problems throughout the body.

At least five viruses can cause hepatitis. The three most common are hepatitis viruses A, B and C. Infection with any of these three can be fatal.

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Other types of hepatitis can result from overconsumption of alcohol or an autoimmune condition. This article will look at hepatitis A, B, and C. These are forms of hepatitis transmitted by a virus.

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