Interior Health issues Hepatitis A warning

By James Peters
December 23, 2016 - 12:14pm

CLEARWATER, B.C. — Interior Health has issued a public warning after an employee at the Dairy Queen restaurant in Clearwater tested positive Hepatitis A.

While IH says there have been no additional cases, customers could have been exposed to the liver disease if they came into contact with food prepared by the employee.

Those at risk of exposure would have dined at the restaurant between December 8 and 18. For a list of hours, click here

The disease is rare, but symptoms that develop as soon as two weeks after exposure can include nausea, cramps, fever, dark urine and jaundice.

IH says it is setting up a series of Hepatitis A vaccination clinics in Clearwater and Kamloops in the coming days, and advises anyone who may have been exposed to take advantage of the clinics.

For more information, check interiorhealth.ca

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