Detroit’s Health Department is looking into two cases of Hepatitis A involving restaurant employees at two Detroit eateries.
One case involves an employee at the Firewater Bar and Grill on Milwaukee Street near East Grand Boulevard in the city’s New Center area, the agency said.
It also said the other case involves a resident who works at a Little Caesars Pizza shop on Fenkell near Meyers Road on the city’s west side.
Officials said they are investigating both businesses to make sure they are following the proper food-handling and cleaning protocols. Both establishments have been cooperative, city officials said.
In the meantime, both infected workers are not being allowed to return to their jobs until they are cleared by a doctor, the department said.
The department is also advising anyone who has eaten food from the bar from Oct. 15-24 or from the Little Caesars from Oct. 15-26 to visit their doctor as soon as possible to get a Hepatitis A vaccine before Nov. 7.
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that is caused by a virus. The disease can range from a mild illness to a severe sickness that can last several months. Symptoms can appear similar to the flu as well as yellow-colored eyes and skin as well as dark urine.
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