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Confirmed case of Hepatitis A in Labrador City

Thumbnail image for LGHealth.jpgLabrador Grenfell Health confirmed a case of Hepatitis A in Labrador City yesterday.The individual works at Tim Hortons there and had recently been out of the country.Hepatitis A is a liver disease is caused by a virus and it’s passed through contaminated food or water. Some symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal or joint pain, and jaundice. LG Health says the risk to the public is low and most people fully recover in a few weeks. But if anyone ate or drank products from that Tim Hortons from July 3-6 and is experiencing symptoms, they should see their family doctor. They’ll also be offering vaccines for people who had close contact with the worker. When the information about the case Hepatitis A in Labrador City was released Our reporter Jeremy Eaton took a ride to the Tim Hortons Drive Through.

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If you have any questions about Hepatitis A you can call the toll free information line at 1-855-255-4372.