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A Tom's Gyro Restaurant Employee Tests Positive for Hepatitis A in Idaho

Patron's of Tom's Gyro in Pocatello, Idaho may have been exposed to hepatitis A between the dates of August 2 and August 14, 2012. Public health officials confirmed that a restaurant employee was diagnosed with the hepatitis A virus on August 15, 2012.

Hepatitis A Warnings for Patrons of Tom's Gyro in Pocatello

The Public Health Department recommended that those people not immune to hepatitis A through the vaccination or previous illness and who ate food or drink at Tom's Gyro between August 2 and August 14, 2012 receive the vaccine to prevent infection with hepatitis A. In addition, anyone who ate or drank at Tom's Gyro from July 15- August 2, 2012 was encouraged to contact a medical provider if exhibiting any symptoms of hepatitis A.

Hepatitis A Symptoms Include:

  • fever
  • loss of appetite
  • abdominal discomfort
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin & eyes)
  • tiredness
  • nausea
  • and dark urine

Hepatitis A is transmitted via the fecal-oral route by either person-to-person contact or ingestion of contaminated food or drink. Incubation period: average 28 days (range 15-50).

Contact the Marler Clark Hepatitis A Attorneys

If you or a family member became ill with hepatitis A after consuming contaminated food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark hepatitis A lawyers for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of hepatitis A outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses. The law firm has represented hundreds of victims of hepatitis A outbreaks, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.

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