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The Robbinsville New Jersey Township Division of Health has reported the fourth Hepatitis A case affecting a resident of Robbinsville Township.

During routine questioning, it was confirmed the resident did eat at or from Rosa’s Restaurant and Catering at 3442 S. Broad St. in Hamilton Township during the time period of a confirmed Hepatitis A case that affected a food handler employed by the establishment.

The Robbinsville resident is an employee of a business in Hamilton Township; however, the resident’s job and the business are not accessible by the general public. Therefore, this new case presents a negligible risk of exposure to the general public, according to the Hamilton Township press release.

The Hamilton Township Division of Health was informed of two additional Hepatitis A cases during the New Year’s holiday.  During routine questioning by Hamilton Township Health officials, it was confirmed both individuals in these two additional cases had eaten at or from Rosa’s Restaurant and Catering during the first confirmed Hepatitis A case in November, according to the release.

In the first additional case, the second case in the community, the Division of Health was informed by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton and the New Jersey Department of Health late Dec. 31 that a case of Hepatitis A was confirmed in an employee of The Hair Port Salon at 3144 S. Broad St., the release said.  Township health officials warned that all staff members and patrons of this establishment who visited the salon from Dec. 4 to 31 might be at risk for developing Hepatitis A if they previously have not been vaccinated with the Hepatitis A vaccine, according to the release.

In the second additional case, the third case in the community, the township Division of Health was informed by the New Jersey Department of Health on Jan. 1 that a case of Hepatitis A was confirmed in a part-time fitness instructor at the Hamilton Area YMCA’s JKR Branch at 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road.  Officials said the instructor also serves at a fitness instructor at the New Jersey Athletic Club at 4152 Quakerbridge Road in Lawrenceville and is also an employee of the Mercer County Board of Social Services at 200 Woolverton St. in Trenton.

The early signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A appear two to six weeks after exposure and commonly include mild fever; loss of appetite; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; “clay-colored” stool; tiredness; pain in the upper right side of the abdomen under the rib cage; and dark urine and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin).  Liver failure rarely occurs.

Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Hepatitis A outbreaks. The Hepatitis A lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Hepatitis A and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients.  Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our Hepatitis A lawyers have litigated Hepatitis A cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of sources, such as green onions, lettuce and restaurant food.  The law firm has brought Hepatitis A lawsuits against such companies as Subway, Red Robin, Papa Johns, Olive Garden, McDonald’s, Chipotle, Quiznos, Costco and Carl’s Jr.