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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Just keeps getting better and better for Detroit.
They are approaching third world country status.
"The Detroit area is dealing with a significant Hepatitis A outbreak. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reports 630 known cases in Southeast Michigan in 2017, twenty of them resulting in death. There were 150 cases diagnosed in the city of Detroit alone last year"
This after San Francisco had issues last year.
Best watch your butts out there......
Things are getting interesting.
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus is one of several types of hepatitis viruses that cause inflammation and affect your liver's ability to function. You're most likely to get hepatitis A from contaminated food or water or from close contact with a person or object that's infected. Mild cases of hepatitis A don't require treatment. Most people who are infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage. Practicing good hygiene, including washing hands frequently, is one of the best ways to protect against hepatitis A. Vaccines are available for people most at risk.
originally posted by: svetlana84
Hepatitis A is transmitted via blood, feces and sperm.
So, a chef who does not clean his hands, some feces left under the fingernails, he prepares food and voilà.
The nasty thing about Hepatitis A is, that from the moment of infection to the outbreak of the disease it takes about 6 months. So the staff could spread the virus for 6 months without knowing it.