3rd person dies following hepatitis A outbreak in Montgomery County; Italian restaurant closed – WPVI-TV

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI)– A third person has actually passed away following a hepatitis A break out in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, according to health officials.Montgomery County officials are investigating Ginos Restaurant in West Norriton to determine if its connected to the outbreak.The Montgomery County Office of Public Health closed the dining establishment on January 7, but Ginos has not been verified to be the source of the outbreak.RELATED: Montco dining establishment closed amidst investigation into deadly Hep A break out; 11 cases under investigationMore than 12 hepatitis A cases are currently under investigation and seven people are still in the hospital.An attorney for Ginos questioned the countys investigation, explaining that no workers at the restaurant have actually checked positive for hepatitis A.The Pennsylvania Department of Health offered this information on liver disease A:”Hepatitis A is an extremely infectious, vaccine-preventable, liver infection triggered by the hepatitis A virus (HAV) varying in intensity from mild infection lasting a couple of weeks to extreme disease lasting numerous months. Hepatitis An usually spreads out when a person unwittingly consumes the virus from things, food, or drinks contaminated by little, unnoticed quantities of stool from a contaminated person. Liver disease A can likewise spread out from close individual contact with an infected person such as through sex or taking care of somebody who is ill.”Signs and symptoms of liver disease A can include the following: Clay-colored defecation Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)This is the current liver disease A warning from health officials in the Delaware Valley in recent years.In November, a Starbucks in Camden County, New Jersey was the center of a liver disease An examination.
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