In Michigan, since August 2016, there have been 457 confirmed cases of hepatitis A – including 18 deaths. These have occurred in Huron, Ingham, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. Of the confirmed cases, 85 percent of patients were hospitalized. On October 30th, Little Caesars Pizza store and Firewater Bar and Grill employees were implicated. Cardamom restaurant was implicated on October 5th. And, now an expansion:
A case of Hepatitis A in a Grosse Pointe Woods restaurant worker has been confirmed, according to the Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness.
Wayne County HVCW was alerted by the management of Champs Rotisserie and Spirits located at 20515 Mack Ave.
The facility is working cooperatively with Wayne County Health to schedule an employee vaccine clinic.
The ill worker is not currently working and is receiving medical care.
People who consumed food from this establishment between Oct. 10-30 are advised to watch for symptoms of Hepatitis A, which can include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dark urine, clay colored stool, fever, chills, yellow skin and eyes.
Symptoms occur between 15 and 50 days after exposure and can last for several weeks to months.