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500 calls received after Hepatitis A warning at 7-Eleven

500 calls received after Hepatitis A warning at 7-Eleven
Written by Ali Raza

WEST JORDAN, Utah (News4Utah) – The Salt Lake County Health Department has handled almost 500 calls in the wake of announcing a worker at a 7-Eleven store in West Jordan had tried positive for Hepatitis A.

“On the off chance that they were in this one 7-Eleven store from December 26 through January third, and they utilized the restroom, devoured a wellspring refreshment or some other self serve drink, crisp natural product, or a thing from the hot sustenance case like pizza or, taquitos, chicken wings, that they may have possibly been uncovered,” said Nicholas Rupp with the Salt Lake County Health Department.

Rupp says the 7-Eleven store didn’t cause the Hepatitis An episode, which has been spreading through the valley since August.

“We don’t have any cases from this 7-Eleven, yet — and we won’t know, since Hepatitis A has a long brooding period, it could be two to seven weeks previously somebody presented to Hepatitis A shows side effects,” said Rupp.

Blaize Sanchez works adjacent to the 7-Eleven. At a certain point, amid summer, he made a trip for nourishment once every day.

“It’s kinda startling,” said Sanchez, who on Monday got a Hepatitis An antibody.

The 7-Eleven being referred to has been cleared to re-open by the wellbeing office and had clients going back and forth as of Tuesday night.

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