Skip to comments.2,000 7-Eleven customers possibly exposed to hepatitis A in Utah
Posted on 01/09/2018 8:36:38 PM PST by BenLurkin
(CNN)Health officials in Salt Lake County, Utah, are warning residents that an estimated 2,000 of them could have been exposed to hepatitis A at a local 7-Eleven convenience store.
People who visited the location in West Jordan between December 26 and January 3 could be at risk if they used a restroom in the store or consumed certain food items, according to the Salt Lake County Health Department. "The possible hepatitis A exposure occurred when an infected employee worked while ill and potentially handled certain items in the store," the department said on Sunday. The case is believed to be connected to a wider hepatitis A outbreak in the area that has been ongoing since August.
Customers who used the restroom or consumed a fountain drink, fresh fruit or food from the hot food case should contact the county health department to get information about receiving a preventive hepatitis A injection, the release said. Prepackaged items don't pose a risk of exposure.
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Diversity is our strength!!!
Was the infected employee a citizen of this country?
Meanwhile let’s do away with prosecution for those with AIDS who don’t inform sex partners and even open up blood donation to homosexuals.
Nothing to be scared of, right???
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I always eat the prepared food at 711....NOT!
There is the potential for these situations anywhere that people work with food and can't afford to miss wages, so they go to work sick and put many others at risk. And sorry folks, that cuts across legal/illegal and racial lines.
Ya don’t say.
It gets better. This out this morning for the county just south (Utah County).
Possible hepatitis A exposure at 2 eateries in Spanish Fork:
Updated this week.
Thanks. That’s some scary stuff ... 2 to 6 weeks for symptoms. We don’t go out to eat, but have to go shopping. What’s on that cart handle? Costco supplies sanitizer and wipes, but I think I’ll put a bottle in the truck.
“Was the infected employee a citizen of this country?”
Don’t ask and don’t expect the local media to tell you if they are not.
The city and county are both “sanctuaries”.
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