Famous Anthony's Hepatitis A Outbreak; 52 sick, 36 hospitalized and 4 deaths


Marler Clark represents 28 individuals in this outbreak.

The RCAHD is currently investigating 52 cases of hepatitis A associated with this exposure.

The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) announced that RCAHD has identified a total of 52 confirmed primary cases. There have been at least 36 hospitalizations and unfortunately 4 deaths.

An employee who worked at three Famous Anthony’s restaurant locations in Roanoke was diagnosed with hepatitis A. As a result, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) announced that anyone who visited any of these three Famous Anthony’s locations, from August 10 through 27 only, may have been exposed:

- 4913 Grandin Road

- 6499 Williamson Road

- 2221 Crystal Spring Ave

"It is always with extreme sadness that we report the death of an individual," said RCAHD health director, Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH. " This heartbreaking loss of life illustrates how serious this outbreak is. Unfortunately, in this situation, we have seen many individuals experiencing severe disease, and in some cases, their symptoms have continued to progress over weeks."

The RCAHD will continue to investigate and track this outbreak.

To protect your health and prevent further spread of illness, if you meet these criteria and are not vaccinated against hepatitis A, please monitor yourself for these symptoms:

• jaundice: yellowing of the skin or the eyes,
• fever,
• fatigue,
• loss of appetite,
• nausea,
• vomiting,
• abdominal pain,
• dark urine, or
• light-colored stools.

If you develop any of these symptoms, please seek medical care and let your healthcare provider know of your possible exposure. It is also very important for people with symptoms to stay home from work, especially if they work in food service, health care or child care.

Hepatitis A: 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 $800 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 Costco, Subway, McDonald’s, Red Robin, Chipotle, Quiznos and Carl’s Jr. We proudly represented the family of Donald Rockwell, who died after consuming Hepatitis A tainted food and Richard Miller, who required a liver transplant after eating food at a Chi-Chi’s restaurant.

If you or a family member became ill with a Hepatitis A infection after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Hepatitis A attorneys for a free case evaluation.

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