A worker at Andy’s Pizza, 13280 North Line Road, in Southgate was confirmed to have Hepatitis A while working at the restaurant between Nov. 3 and 17.
The Wayne County Department of Health, Veteran and Community Wellness confirmed Dec. 1.
Once the illness was confirmed the employee was removed from the restaurant, and it was thoroughly cleaned.
“We have been working side-by-side with the health department and have been cleared to stay open after inspections and the staff receiving the vaccine, as a precautionary measure,” owners posted on the store’s Facebook page. “We would not be allowed to operate under Wayne County health department laws if there was a possible risk of contaminating the public. The person who had the virus that work for us as of 2 weeks ago is no longer working in the establishment and contracted the virus from outside of Andy’s. The employee was put into immediate isolation. We apologize for any Inconvenience or the lack of confidence in any of our customers faith in our operation.”
Wayne County officials are urging anyone who ate at the restaurant during that time to watch for abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dark urine, clay-colored stool, fever, chills, yellow skin and eyes, all of which are symptoms of the illness. Symptoms typically show up between 15 and 50 days of contact.
Hepatitis A can be fatal.
County officials said all residents should get vacinated if it is medically feasible for them.
For those without insurance coverage, the vaccine is available at the Wayne County Health Department Clinic, located at 33030 Van Born Rd. in Wayne, Michigan.
To find out more information about hepatitis A, visit www.michigan.gov/hepatitisaoutbreak or call Wayne County at 734-727-7078.