Sunday , June 13 2021

A confirmed case of hepatitis A in Nanton

Alberta's Health Service encourages anyone who ate at the Auditorium Hotel or JT Foster School in Nanton on certain dates this month to call Health Link (811) and monitor their health after a confirmed case of hepatitis A.

"While we believe that the risk to society is low, hepatitis A is a serious infection," said Dr. Giu Hu, a Health Care Specialist at Calgary Zone, in a statement published Friday afternoon. "As a precaution, anyone who consumes food at the Auditorium Hotel on January 11 and 18, or bankruptcy at JT Foster School on January 17, advises to watch herself and her family for symptoms for 50 days after their last exposure. "

Anyone who dine at the hotel on a date or has eaten the bank prepared by the open club at JT Foster School may have been exposed to hepatitis A. Immunization can be given within 14 days of exposure and often prevents the onset of disease .

Since then, the restaurant has been cleaned, inspected and rated safe by public health inspectors, and does not pose a risk to the public.

The public health of AHS is trying to connect with people at risk through the school and organizing immunization clinics.

The initial symptoms of hepatitis A usually occur within 15 to 50 days of exposure and include:

  • fatigue

  • Poor appetite

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Abdominal pain and fever

It is recommended that anyone who consumes food at a given place on certain days and develop symptoms of hepatitis A should immediately contact Health Link (811).

For more information on Hepatitis A, visit My Health Alberta

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