A Hepatitis A outbreak seems to be a new threat for the United States. Health officials are now investigating new cases discovered at the Whole Foods Market store. According to the officials, anyone who ate products from that store could be exposed to the virus. It all started when an employee and a customer were tested positive for the virus.
The Detroit Health Department still does not know how the virus was spread. However, they think the food handler is responsible for what happened. The officials recommended that anyone who consumed products from the Whole Foods Detroit between October 6 and October 12 should get the treatment as fast as they can.
Even though the vaccine for Hepatitis A is more efficient before being exposed to the virus, it can still work in the first two weeks after the individual was exposed. The customers from the Whole Foods can get the shot because they should benefit from it.
Health officials explained that the food company was cooperative during the investigation. They know that Whole Foods Market has an efficient food safety protocol, but they want to make sure the residents are not in danger. They are also paying attention to the employees because they could have been exposed to the virus.
According to the company officials, they want to ensure their customers and employees that there is no danger, even though there is no connection between the second case and the food store. In the last few months, a lot of hepatitis A cases were discovered in food stores. The Health Department wants to make sure that customers from Whole Foods are not exposed to any danger when they are buying products from that store.
Those of you who consumed in the last month products from Whole Foods should pay more attention to unusual symptoms. Unfortunately, most people do not develop symptoms until they are infected. Hepatitis A is the least dangerous type of hepatitis and it can be treated. However, the situation can be more difficult if you do not go to the doctor.
The most common way to get sick is to eat contaminated food. The biggest problem is that most people buy their products without knowing about the risk. The companies which provide the products should make sure their customers and safe.
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