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Saskatchewan Health Authority Warns of Hepatitis A Risk

by Shanine Sealey

Health officials with Saskatchewan Health Authority are advising the public of a small risk of hepatitis A after a food handler worked while infectious at a restaurant near Saskatoon.

The employee had contracted the disease while traveling and they are asking that anyone who ate at the Apple Crate Café at the Glen at Crossmount between December 28th and 30th or January 13th may have been exposed to the virus.

If you dined at this location on these dates and have not yet been contacted, call the Public Health Disease Control office in Saskatoon at (306) 655-4612.

Hepatitis A is an infectious disease of the liver and can be transmitted via contaminated food and water. It can be passed on by someone infected if they do not wash their hands before touching food. Hepatitis A can cause a loss in appetite, flu-like symptoms, abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fever, jaundice and tiredness.

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