MONDOVI, Wis. (WKBT) – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) along with the Buffalo County Health Department, the DATCP and CDC have confirmed a case of hepatitis A virus infection in a food handler at Hansen’s IGA in Mondovi.
According to Wisconsin DHS, the individual worked at the store deli from October 28 through November 17, 2019. Health officials are advising those who shopped at Hansen’s during that time period and ate produce or deli items to call their doctor. There is no risk of exposure outside those dates.
Symptoms of hepatitis A infection can include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dark urine, clay-colored stool, fever, chills, and yellow skin and eyes. Symptoms occur between 15 and 50 days after exposure and can last for several weeks to months.
According to health officials, the best ways to prevent the spread of hepatitis A include getting the vaccine, washing your hands with soap and water before food preparation, before eating and after using the restroom. Hand sanitizer is not effective against the virus.
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