Hepatitis A Reported at Bloomington Restaurant


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Hepatitis A Reported at Bloomington Restaurant

A worker at Yumble came into work sick in late January and might have spread hep A to customers, says the Monroe Co. Health Dept.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A sick restaurant worker in Bloomington might have exposed diners to hepatitis A.

If you ate at the Asian restaurant Yumble on Jan. 24, you should be vaccinated for hepatitis A by Thursday, Feb. 7, the Monroe County Health Department said Friday.

A food worker infected with hepatitis A came into work that day and might have spread the virus to others.

Yumble is the third Bloomington restaurant in as many months to report a case of hep A, according to 1340 WBIW-AM in Bedford. The Shalom Center reported one case of hepatitis A in December; Buffalo Wild Wings made a similar report in January.

The Indiana State Department of Health says 959 Hoosiers have been infected with hepatitis A since a statewide outbreak was declared in Nov. 2017. Two of those infections were fatal.

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection.

According to the state health department, Hep A is "usually spread from person-person when someone accidentally consumes poop of someone with hepatitis A or by consuming food or water contaminated with the virus."

Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, jaundice, and fatigue.

(Photo by Zerobor/Thinkstock.)

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