An employee at a Panera Bread restaurant in Alabama has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, and people who eat food from the exit from January 24 to February 5 may be exposed to illness, authorities say of the state.
No other case was reported, among labor workers at 2998 Carter Hill Road in Montgomery or people who buy food there between the dates in question, Dr. Karen Landers, a physician at the Alabama Department of Public Health, said Tuesday.
He said the restaurant did not report how much food was sold in the restaurant for a 15-day period, but was expected to do so.
"The number does not change what we do," Landers says. in a telephone interview from Sheffield, Alabama.
The risk of exposure from a restaurant handler is less than one person within his own household, Landers said.
Customers are urged to be vaccinated
However, he said, people eating ant restaurant or eating carry-out or serving food from here during the talks should be cautious for symptoms. People who have been eating for the past two weeks should get a hepatitis A vaccine, he said.
To be effective, the vaccine should be administered before or within two weeks after exposure. It is available through private doctors, pharmacies and health departments in Montgomery County, according to news releases sent on Friday and Monday.
Since recommendation of the vaccine is recommended since 1
Hepatitis A symptoms may include fever, headache, fatigue, low appetite, stomachache, nausea, vomiting, dark urine or dental caries. They can show 15 to 50 days after exposure, with an average of 28 days. No one needs to be diagnosed for hepatitis A unless they have symptoms of the disease.