Well being officers in Utah are urging folks to get vaccinated after as much as 2,000 clients at a 7-Eleven comfort retailer might’ve been uncovered to hepatitis A.
Clients who visited the 7-Eleven in West Jordan from Dec. 26 by Jan. three who used the lavatory or both consumed drinks or meals ought to get injections to stop the virus, the Salt Lake County Well being Division mentioned Sunday.
The gadgets embody: Fountain drink, self-served drinks, recent fruit and scorching meals together with pizza and scorching canines.
“The doable hepatitis A publicity occurred when an contaminated worker labored whereas unwell and probably dealt with sure gadgets within the retailer,” the well being division mentioned.
Hepatitis A is a extremely contagious liver illness that may be transmitted by objects, meals, drinks or sexual contact. The sickness can final a number of months, in response to the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
7-Eleven is cooperating with the division’s investigation and has sanitized the shop after the publicity, well being officers added.