Hepatitis scare at Alberta McDonald’s

As I told my daughter before she went on a high school graduation party in the Dominican Republic, get vaccinated for hepatitis A.

Alberta Health Services issued a release earlier today reporting an employee from the Scenic Drive McDonald’s downtown in Lethbridge, Alberta (that’s in Canada) has been diagnosed with hepatitis A.

Anyone who ate there 20–22 August 2010 may have been exposed and should see his/her physician.

Alberta Health Services will be offering vaccine through clinics at the West Pavilion of Exhibition Park today from 1:30–19:00, tomorrow from 9:00–15:00, and Sunday from 9:00–15:00. The vaccine is effective if administered within 14 days of exposure only.

Alberta Health Services believes the employee contracted the disease while travelling abroad.