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Salt Lake Quiznos customers may be at risk of hepatitis A

Posted - Aug. 19, 2010 at 8:35 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake Valley health workers are warning the public about a case of hepatitis A found in an employee of a downtown restaurant.

What are the symptoms of Hepatitis A?
Some people with Hepatitis A do not have any symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they may include the following:
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Clay-colored bowel movements
  • Joint pain
  • Jaundice (a yellowing of the skin or eyes)

They say people who ate at the Quiznos sandwich shop on 30 East and 300 South in Salt Lake City between Aug. 5 and Aug. 7 may be at risk for hepatitis A and should receive hepatitis A vaccine or an immune globulin injection as soon as they can.

People who ate at that store before those dates may have been exposed to hepatitis A also but would not benefit from an immunization.

Quiznos will cover the cost of immunizations, which are available at the Salt Lake Valley Heath Department City Clinic.

Health workers say there's no current risk of exposure.

"It's only at that one specific Quiznos location, and they've been very cooperative; and this establishment was inspected this morning (Thursday) and looked very good," says Ilene Risk, epidemiologist with the Salt Lake Valley Health Department.

For times on when people can receive the vaccine, and inspection information for that restaurant, CLICK HERE.

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