Employee Starbuckswho was involved in food preparation tested positive for presence hepatitis A virus. Thus, he could inadvertently expose thousands of network clients. According to County spokesman Dan Keashen, na Hepatitis A anyone who has visited a Starbucks at 1490 Blackwood Clementon Road on November 4-6 and 11-13. Currently, this branch is closed.
People who have been in Starbucks on those days and are not vaccinated against hepatitis A should receive the appropriate preparation “as soon as possible, but no later than 14 days after exposure to the pathogen.”
Nearby clinics were stocked with additional doses of vaccines against hepatitis A. So far, 800 injections have been given, which is the largest vaccination campaign against hepatitis A in the history of the state.
Starbucks at 1490 Blackwood Clementon Road is frequented by customers – some even several times a day. Average cafes is visited by 600 peopleso even thousands of people may be at risk from the pathogen.
Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver that is very contagious and can be spread by close contact with a sick person or by eating contaminated food or drink. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, and jaundice, with symptoms such as usually 2-6 weeks after infection. Since the hepatitis A vaccine was made available in 1995, the number of cases of the disease in the United States has dropped by more than 95%.