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Hep A Outbreak Alert - Rockport MA

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by FPrice, May 17, 2019.

  1. FPrice

    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    The Mass DPH has issued the following alert for Rockport MA.

    "Health officials warn customers of Rockport seafood restaurant about possible exposure to hepatitis A from a food service employee


    ROCKPORT (May 17, 2019) - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and local health authorities are urging anyone who ate cold or uncooked food or who are unsure what they ate between April 21st and May 12th at Roy Moore’s Fish Shack in Rockport, MA to contact their health care provider because of possible exposure to hepatitis A.


    A food service employee of the restaurant who worked during those dates has a confirmed case of hepatitis A. Customers are being advised to contact their health care provider and receive appropriate medical treatment for a possible exposure to hepatitis A. Hepatitis A vaccine and hepatitis A immune globulin may be effective at preventing hepatitis A infection if administered within two weeks of exposure."
     
  2. Spanz

    Spanz NES Member

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    Lucked out. Was just in Rockport for a Leo kottke concert, and we were gonna have supper, but went for Chinese food in reading instead. Whew
     
  3. Bill Katt

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    Seems to be a lot of these hep a "outnreaks" lately.
     
  4. mu2bdriver

    mu2bdriver NES Member

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    Wow. I’ve been going to Rockport for over a decade now and the Fish Shack was always a go-to destination for food.
     
  5. new guy

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    Let me guess - an “undocumented migrant” in the kitchen.
     
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  6. one-eyed Jack

    one-eyed Jack Manufacturer Dealer NES Member

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    Maybe just the beginning. Who knows what diseases are coming over the border? Jack.
     
  7. FPrice

    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    Measles came from am overseas traveler (sic).

    There are reported cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis, some here in Massachusetts.

    We also have a thread here on NES about a typhus outbreak in LA.

    If you could get someone from the medical community to talk to you privately you might learn of more.
     
  8. silversquirrel

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    CDC knows damn well what diseases are coming over the border. And it would seem they could care less, and in fact see nothing wrong with loading the infected onto busses sent to all corners of the country. What could go wrong?
     

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