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August 16, 2002
Hepatitis A case identified in supermarket employee
  
Toronto Public Health has identified a case of Hepatitis A in a food
preparation worker at Loblaws supermarket at 3671 Dundas Street West in Toronto.

Consumption of fresh or prepared products (e.g. vegetable or fruit platters)
from the produce section of this supermarket may have exposed members of the
public to the Hepatitis A virus.

Anyone who consumed fruit or vegetables purchased at this location since July
19th is encouraged to attend one of a series of vaccination clinics being held
at the Toronto Public Health office at 2340 Dundas Street West in the Crossways
Mall beginning this Sunday.

Although Hepatitis A infection does not always produce illness, symptoms such
as jaundice may occur abruptly and last for at least several weeks.

Officials at Loblaws were contacted today following the report of the case
yesterday evening and have taken immediate action to close the produce section
of the supermarket for disinfecting of the shelves.

The public can call the Hepatitis A hotline for more information:
416-338-7600.

Vaccination Clinics:

Dates and Times:
Sunday, August 18, 12-6 p.m.
Monday, August 19 and Tuesday 20, 10-8 p.m.

Location:
Toronto Public Health, 2340 Dundas Street West, Crossways Mall


Media Contact
Mary Margaret Crapper,
Toronto Public Health,
416-338-7873

 

 

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