Wednesday , June 16 2021

Confirmed case of hepatitis A in Nanton

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

"While we believe that the risk to the public is low, hepatitis A is an important infection," said Dr. Jia Hu, AHS Medical Officer for the Kalga Zone in a statement published on Friday afternoon. "As a precaution, anyone who consumed food at the Admiralty Hotel on January 11, 18, or a bannock at JT Foster School, on January 17, advises to supervise themselves and their family for symptoms for 50 days after their last exhibition. "

Anyone who danced at or at the hotel or ate the base prepared by JT Foster School's outdoor club could be exposed to hepatitis A. Immunization can be provided within 14 days of exposure and often prevents the beginning of an illness .

The restaurant since then was cleaned, inspected and considered safe by public health inspectors and does not pose a risk to the public.

The Public Health of AHS tries to contact those who have a risk at school and organize immunization clinics.

Initial symptoms of hepatitis A usually appear within 15 to 50 days of exposure and include:

  • Lizards

  • Poor appetite

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Abdominal pain and fever

Anyone who consumes food at each place in the specific days and develops symptoms of hepatitis A, advises to contact Health Link (811) immediately.

For more information on hepatitis A visit My Health Alberta

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