Hepatitis A Outbreak linked to Roanoke Famous Anthony’s Restaurants
The RCAHD is currently investigating 30 cases of hepatitis A associated with this exposure.
An employee who worked at three Famous Anthony’s restaurant locations in Roanoke has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. As a result, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) announced today that anyone who visited any of these three Famous Anthony’s locations, from August 10 through 26, may have been exposed:
- 4913 Grandin Road
- 6499 Williamson Road
- 2221 Crystal Spring Ave
As of October 6, 2021, the Virginia Department of Health announced that the number of people linked to the hepatitis A outbreak has increased to 14.
According to press reports, Dr. Cynthia Morrow with the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCADH) spoke about the hepatitis A exposure situation during a Zoom meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
Dr. Morrow says they reported four more cases of the virus associated with Famous Anthony’s restaurant chain. At least three of the people have been hospitalized.
Health officials first reported the exposure outbreak on Friday, Sept. 24. VDH says that a person who worked at three different Famous Anthony’s locations tested positive for the highly contagious infection.
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,
• loss of appetite,
• 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.
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