HEALTH

Possible hepatitis A exposure at 2 eateries in Spanish Fork

Jan 10, 2018, 5:12 AM
Follow @kslmrichards...

An urgent update this morning in a Hepatitis A outbreak happening right here in Utah – customers of *MORE* locations told they need to contact the health department immediately.

Late Tuesday night the Utah County Health Department said customers may have been exposed at a Sonic drive-in at 971 North Main Street in Spanish Fork.

And at Olive Garden at 1092 North Canyon Creek Parkway, also in Spanish Fork.

The Utah County Health Department says customers who ate at or used the restroom at the Sonic on December 23rd or 24th, or the Olive Garden between December 21st and 30th are at risk.

If you were a customer during those windows, the health department is asking you to contact them at its website or 801-851-HEPA (4372) to see if you need to get a vaccine.

The health department says an infected employee was working at those restaurants at the time.

 

These warnings come after an outbreak we’ve been reporting on all week – the health department warning a West Jordan 7-eleven could have exposed thousands to hepatitis… more than 300 people have been already referred to get preventative vaccines in that incident so far.

The health department is warning symptoms don’t necessarily immediately show up… so if you’ve been to those locations it’s important to get checked or get a vaccine as soon as possible.

The department says the cases are linked to an ongoing outbreak in Utah since August.

It can take 15 to 50 days for symptoms of hepatitis A to show. They include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark urine, diarrhea, clay-colored stools and fatigue.

Today’s Top Stories

Health

Rabies in bats....
Waverly Golden

Utah health officials confirm three cases of rabies in bats

Three cases of rabies in bats have been confirmed in Utah. In each case, pets or humans were exposed and received treatment.
3 days ago
A Rite Aid logo is displayed on its store...
HALELUYA HADERO, AP Reporter

Amazon, Rite Aid cap purchase of emergency contraceptives

Retailers limiting purchases is standard practice that helps retailers prevent stockpiling and reselling at higher prices.
3 days ago
CDC reports monkeypox cases....
Waverly Golden

CDC confirms five monkeypox cases in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, confirmed a total of five monkeypox cases in Utah Wednesday morning. According to the Utah Department of Health, four of the cases are located in Salt Lake County and one in Utah County. On Tuesday, the total number of cases statewide was […]
4 days ago
A crowd gathers in front of the Utah State Capitol on Friday, June 24, 2022, to protest the U.S. Su...
Becky Bruce

Different abortion law now in effect in Utah

A different abortion law is now in effect in Utah, and it bans abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy. However, there are several exceptions to this law.
5 days ago
Rising temperatures across the country are putting the homeless at risk of heat-related death. Many...
Waverly Golden, Aimee Cobabe

Heat waves bring concerns for heat-related illnesses and the homeless population

Record-breaking heat waves have caused an abundance of heat-related deaths among the homeless.
5 days ago
IV bags hang in a room. Intermountain healthcare conducted a study on IV fluid....
Samantha Herrera

Intermountain Healthcare study finds “better” IV fluid treatment

Researchers with Intermountain Healthcare conducted a 15-month-long study to learn the effects of using an alternative IV fluid for patients.
5 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Tax Harassment...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Temple Square

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an icon of Salt Lake City | Why hosting an event at this beautiful location will make you a hero this year

Here's why hosting an event at the iconic Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City will make you a hero this year.
Possible hepatitis A exposure at 2 eateries in Spanish Fork