Possible Hepatitis A exposures expanded to include Spanish Fork food pantry

Possible Hepatitis A exposures expanded to include Spanish Fork food pantry. (File photo: MGN)

(KUTV) — On Thursday, the Utah County Health Department (UCHD) added Tabitha's Way Local Food Pantry South County, in Spanish Fork, to the list of food establishments with possible Hepatitis A exposures.

Food distributed by the food pantry was donated by the Spanish Fork Olive Garden location and could potentially expose individuals to Hepatitis A due to an infected employee working while infectious.

Patrons who received non-canned food from this food pantry between Thursday, Dec. 28 and Wednesday, Jan. 3 should visit https://health.utah.gov/investigation/ to see if they need to receive a Hepatitis A vaccination.

Those without internet access can contact 801-851-HEPA (4372).

Anyone in need of a vaccine should receive it within a short time of their possible exposure.

"At this point we have plenty of Hepatitis A vaccine here at the health department," says Ralph Clegg, UCHD Executive Director. "We are doing our best to plan ahead and don't anticipate any issues at this point."

Previously released dates and locations of possible exposures include:

  • Sonic Drive-In at 971 N. Main Street in Spanish Fork on Saturday, Dec. 23 - Sunday, Dec. 24
  • Olive Garden at 1092 North Canyon Creek Parkway, Spanish Fork on Thursday, Dec. 21 - Saturday, Dec. 30

Symptoms of Hepatitis A include nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain, yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark urine, diarrhea, clay-colored stools, and fatigue.

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