Hep. A Reported at College Area McDonald's - NBC 7 San Diego

Hep. A Reported at College Area McDonald's



    A case of Hepatitis A was reported at a college area McDonald's, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

    The case of the virus, which is spread through food or water contaminated by feces from an infected person, was reported at the Walmart McDonald's on 3412 College Ave., the agency said.

    Anyone who may have eaten at that McDonald's on August 25, 26, 27 and 30 is advised to be aware of the symptoms of Hepatitis A.

    The symptoms appear two to seven weeks after exposure and include mild fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dark urine, light color stools, pain in the upper right abdomen and yellowness to the eyes or skin, according to the agency.

    The virus is highly infectious, but the risk to the public is low, said County Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten.

    “Anyone who has been immunized with the Hepatitis A vaccine or previously had the disease is considered protected from the virus,” Wooten added. 

    Walmart shoppers were not at risk of exposure.

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