Officials: Customers of NJ grocery store possibly exposed to hepatitis A

Adam Warner
October 12, 2019 - 6:19 pm

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PATERSON (1010 WINS) – New Jersey health officials are warning customers who shopped at a Paterson grocery store that they may have been exposed to hepatitis A.

Officials said a food handler at Brothers Produce on East Railway Avenue went to work while he was potentially infectious but not yet diagnosed.

Anyone who ate produce purchased at the store between Sept. 30 and Oct. 5 should get a hepatitis A vaccine, officials said.

It’s not too late for a post-exposure vaccine that can prevent exposed individuals from getting the disease.

Officials say any produce purchased at Brothers Produce during the six-day period should be thrown away.

Hepatitis A is a disease of the liver caused by a virus. It’s mainly spread by close, person-to-person contact or by eating contaminated food.

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