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Hepatitis A exposure risk identified at Buffalo Wild Wings in Macomb County

WARREN, MI – The Macomb County Health Department has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a foodservice worker at Buffalo Wild Wings located at 29287 Mound Road in Warren.Buffalo Wild Wings

The restaurant was inspected on April 17, 2018. Management worked with the Health Department throughout the investigation and has been approved to operate.

The Health Department advises anyone who ate at the restaurant from March 24, 2018 through April 9, 2018 to watch for symptoms of hepatitis A, which include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dark urine, fever, chills and yellow skin and eyes (jaundice). Symptoms develop anywhere between 15 and 50 days after exposure. Persons who develop these symptoms should seek medical care.

The Health Department also recommends a hepatitis A vaccine for previously unvaccinated persons who consumed food at the restaurant between March 24 and April 9, 2018. Vaccination can prevent hepatitis A if given within 14 days after potential exposure.

The hepatitis A vaccine is available at the Macomb County Health Department and is also available through some healthcare providers and pharmacies. Please see vaccination clinic schedule below. Michigan is experiencing a serious hepatitis A outbreak. More than 800 cases have been reported statewide since August of 2016.

For more information about hepatitis A, visit health.macombgov.org. The Macomb County Health Department vaccination clinics are open at the following locations and times can be Found Here.

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