LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Alberta Health Services is issuing an alert about a Hepatitis A scare at a McDonald’s in southern Alberta.
The area’s medical officer of health, Dr. Lorne Clearsky, says anyone who consumed food or a drink from the restaurant in downtown Lethbridge between August 20th and 22nd may have been exposed.
Clearsky says a worker at the restaurant tested positive for the disease and was infectious during that period.
Vaccines are being offered to the public at clinics in the city.
Hepatitis A is a disease of the liver caused by a virus, and can be spread from person to person through contaminated food.
Most people who are infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage.