Three people who ate at Senor Moose restaurant in Seattle in late February have developed Hepatitis A infections. One person was hospitalized.
Seattle health officials say they have discovered no indication that any current employee has the infection. They continue to investigate if a former employee was infected.
Hepatitis A, a highly contagious virus that infects the liver, is transmitted when an infected food handler uses the bathroom and does not wash hands properly. Symptoms include yellowing of the skin or eyes, decreased appetite, nausea, abdominal cramps, fever, fatigue, dark urine and clay-colored stools. Untreated, these symptoms can last weeks or months.
The restaurant closed on April 17 to perform a deep cleaning. Health officials told the owners that they could not reopen until they reviewed the employee illness policy with all employees and made sure all of them had received food safety training.
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