NJ DOH issues Hepatitis A alert after case confirmed in ShopRite worker

Andrew Weber
November 05, 2019 - 12:13 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – The New Jersey Department of Health issued a public health alert Monday after a case of Hepatitis A was confirmed in a deli worker at a ShopRite in Somerville.

The department tweeted that in-short deli purchases made at the store, on Davenport street, between Oct. 13 and Oct. 31 should be discarded.

The department also instructed people to talk to their health care providers if they believe they were exposed.

Hepatitis A can be transmitted by the consumption of contaminated food or water.

The hepatitis A vaccine should be received as quickly as possible, according to experts, no longer than two weeks after eating the potentially comtaminated food.

Symptoms in adults include fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea and jaundice, which generally appear within two months of being infected.

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