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Hundreds of people exposed to hepatitis A at a Mexican diner in Georgia

Hundreds of people possibly exposed to hepatitis A at a Mexican diner in Georgia where an infected server dealt with food for two weeks

  • A server a Willy’s Mexicana Grill in Cartersville, northwest of Atlanta, was diagnosed with the virus this month
  • They had been working with food served to diners from May 31 to June 17

Hundreds of Georgia diners may have been exposed to hepatitis A at a popular Mexican restaurant, officials warn.

A server a Willy’s Mexicana Grill in Cartersville, 50 minutes’ drive northwest of Atlanta, was diagnosed with the virus this month.

They had been working with food served to customers between May 31 and June 17, when the diagnosis became apparent.

A Willy’s spokesperson said they are arranging for all employees to receive the hep A vaccine if they haven’t already, and the facility will be deep-cleaned.

Hepatitis A can nausea, vomiting, fever, and stomach pain, which can linger for up to two months. Many may have been exposed at Willy’s in Georgia (pictured)

Officials urge anyone who has eaten at Willy’s in June to get a free vaccine and seek treatment if they are experiencing symptoms.

Hepatitis A, a viral infection, targets the liver.

It can can nausea, vomiting, fever, and stomach pain, which can linger for up to two months.

The virus can be spread through food and water touched by somebody who has the infection.

The new case comes months after Georgia beat a large-scale hepatitis A outbreak, affecting around 300 people. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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