Southwestern Public Health advises any patrons who ate at TA Travel Centre’s restaurant at 535 Mill Street (401 exit 230) in Woodstock, ON, between August 6, 2019 and August 22, 2019 that they may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus.
“Unfortunately, an individual may have hepatitis A and not know it. That is what occurred in this situation. The food service worker handled food in the restaurant, so this communication is relevant to anyone who ordered off the menu in the restaurant or ordered take out. It does not apply to those who purchased prepared foods at the convenience store or ate from the buffet,” says Elaine Reddick, Manager of Infectious Diseases at the health unit.
Anyone within Oxford County, Elgin County or the City of St. Thomas who ate at the restaurant during this time should call Southwestern Public Health’s dedicated hepatitis A line (1-800-922-0096 x 5) weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
A public health nurse will be available to answer your questions, assess your situation and determine if you need a vaccination.
Immunization clinics specific to the potential hepatitis A exposure have been organized by Southwestern Public Health at their 410 Buller Street Woodstock location for:
- Wednesday, August 28 from 1 pm to 7 pm
- Thursday, August 29 from 1 pm to 7 pm
- Friday August 30 from 9 am to noon
Those living outside of the area should contact their regular health care provider or their local public health unit.