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Hepatitis A detected in food workers at Morimoto Asia, officials say

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. –A food worker at a restaurant in Disney Springs has recently been diagnosed with hepatitis A.…

A food worker at a restaurant in Disney Springs has recently been diagnosed with hepatitis A.

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) has identified hepatitis A infection in a food officer at the Morimoto Asia restaurant, located at 1600 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, officials said Wednesday.

Concerned customers in Morimoto Asia can provide their information and a recall number at 877-404-3821. 19659005] According to health officials, anyone who consumed any food or drink in this restaurant from 6 November to 1

6 January 2018 may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus.

Patrons should monitor the symptoms of hepatitis A infection that include sudden onset of abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, diarrhea and yellow skin and eyes (jaundice). Anyone experiencing these symptoms should immediately seek medical attention.

Hepatitis A vaccine or immunoglobulin (IG) can provide protection against the disease if given within two weeks of exposure. Therefore, those who consume food or drink in the restaurant between November 6, 2018 and November 19, 2018 should contact their healthcare provider immediately to receive vaccination. People who have had hepatitis A disease or previously received two doses of hepatitis A vaccine need not be immunized for hepatitis A again.

DOH-Orange also offers the hepatitis A vaccine free to uninsured Orange County residents only by agreement:

6101 Lake Ellenor Drive, Orlando, FL 32809 (ages 19 and over)

(407) ) 723-5054

832 W. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32805 [19659005] (407) 858-1444

Orange County has seen an increase in hepatitis A cases since June 2018. Currently, the number of cases of locally transmitted hepatitis A infections in Orange County nearly 5000% greater than the previous 5-year average of 1.4 cases per year.

For further information about this message, contact DOH-Orange, Epidemiology Program at (407) 858-1420.


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