Kitchen worker with hepatitis A confirmed at Original Joe’s in Alberta

Alberta Health Services is warning patrons who ate at an Original Joe’s in Strathmore after confirming a kitchen worker has hepatitis A.

original.joesPatrons who consumed food at the restaurant and bar, located at #8, 100 Ranch Market between June 9 to 19, are eligible for a hepatitis A vaccine. Those who only consumed beverages don’t require the vaccine.

The agency has confirmed that one of the restaurant’s kitchen workers contracted the disease, likely while traveling.

Alberta Health says odds are low that the worker has spread the disease but because Hepatitis A can contaminate food, it’s issued a warning to restaurant patrons.