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Illinois health officials investigate massive Hepatitis A exposure at Milan McDonald’s.

Chicago, IL–The Illinois Department of Health and officials in northwestern Illinois launched an investigation into a Hepatitis A outbreak involving a McDonald’s employee in Milan. There are 20 confirmed hepatitis A cases in five counties, and health officials are wondering why a McDonald’s employee, infected with Hepatitis A, was permitted to work at the Milan McDonald’s for seven days in July. There are further questions as to why the case of the infected McDonald’s worker went unreported to local and state health officials, as reported by WCCO CBS news affiliate.

There are serious concerns the McDonald’s employee possibly spread the virus, known to infect the liver and cause swelling and permanent damage, to customers who ate the fast-food restaurant. Illinois health officials are urging the estimated 10,000 customers who ate at the McDonald’s to receive Hepatitis A or immune globulin treatment immediately. Symptoms of Hepatitis A infection include abdominal pain, fatigue, fever, jaundice, and vomiting. These symptoms may develop some 15 to 50 days after exposure to the virus and sometimes requires hospitalization.

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