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Buffalo restaurant worker tests positive for hep-A

Vaccination clinic to be held on Wednesday
Posted at 10:05 AM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 10:21:03-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo restaurant worker has tested positive for hepatitis-A.

The Erie County Health Department is advising anyone who consumed food or drinks from Ang’s Family Restaurant, also known as Ang’s Lunch Wagon on Clinton Street in Buffalo between September 24 and September 27 to receive a hepatitis A vaccine.

A vaccination clinic is being held at the restaurant.

  • When: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Where: Ang’s Family Restaurant, 1501 Clinton Street, Buffalo, NY 14206

This vaccine will prevent potentially exposed individuals from developing a hepatitis A infection.

Anyone who develops symptoms suggestive of hepatitis A virus should seek medical evaluation from a health care professional.

Symptoms of hepatitis A virus can include:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Joint pain
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)

People who are most at risk of hepatitis A include:

  • People with direct contact with someone who has a hepatitis A infection. This can occur up to 2 weeks before the infected person develops symptoms, so you may not be aware of your exposure at the time.
  • Travelers to countries where hepatitis A is common, which include most countries outside the United States. More information is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s web site
  • People who use drugs, both injection and non-injection drugs.
  • Homeless individuals.