Diners Possibly Exposed To Hepatitis A At Salt Lake City Restaurant
Sep 10, 2018, 12:24 PM | Updated: 7:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Salt Lake County Health Department announced up to 650 people may have been exposed to hepatitis A.
Diners who ate at the New Yorker Restaurant, 60 W. Market St., Salt Lake City, between July 25 – Aug. 15 may be affected. Customers for whom there was information have been contacted already.
For other diners, though, it’s too late for a preventative vaccination.
Those diners who haven’t been contacted should watch for symptoms such as fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and yellow skin and eyes.
Potentially affected customers who may have questions can contact the County Health Department by calling 385-468-4636. Customers who are fully vaccinated against hepatitis A do not need to be concerned.
“The New Yorker Restaurant is cooperating fully with the health department’s investigation,” according to a media release. “Since discovering the possible exposure, (the restaurant) has sanitized the affected restaurant areas according to health department recommendations.”
The media release stated the restaurant offered its employees the hepatitis A vaccine, but the infected employee chose not to receive it.
In Salt Lake County, hepatitis A vaccination is not required for food workers unless the establishment has an employee with a known exposure to the virus, according to the release. All New Yorker employees who were not already vaccinated against hepatitis A must now be vaccinated before returning to work.