December 7, 2022

Buffalo restaurant worker tested positive for hepatitis A


BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) – A Buffalo restaurant worker tested positive for hepatitis A.

The Erie County Department of Health advises anyone who has consumed food or drink at Ang’s Family Restaurant, also known as Ang’s Lunch Wagon on Clinton Street in Buffalo between September 24-27, to get a hepatitis A vaccine.

A vaccination clinic is held at the restaurant.

  • When: Wednesday October 9, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Or: Ang’s Family Restaurant, 1501 Clinton Street, Buffalo, NY 14206

This vaccine will prevent potentially exposed people from developing hepatitis A infection.

Anyone who develops symptoms suggestive of the hepatitis A virus should seek medical evaluation from a healthcare professional.

Symptoms of hepatitis A virus may include:

  • Fever
  • Tired
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Clay-colored stool
  • Articular pain
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)

The people most at risk for hepatitis A are:

  • People in direct contact with someone infected with hepatitis A. It can happen up to 2 weeks before the infected person develops symptoms, so you may not be aware of your exposure to it. moment.
  • Travelers to countries where hepatitis A is common, which includes most countries outside of the United States. More information is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website
  • People who use drugs, whether they inject or not.
  • The homeless.