March 27, 2023


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She came to work sick.  It could infect thousands of coffee shop customers - O2

She came to work sick. It could infect thousands of coffee shop customers – O2

The accident occurred in Camden County, New Jersey, USA. A Starbucks employee on Blackwood-Clementon Street came to work for several days, was in contact with customers and food. Then I got a positive hepatitis A test.

Services looking for Starbucks customers

The county health department was notified on Wednesday and closed immediately. Their job now is to find all the customers of the cafe who came on 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 November this year, because an infected woman was working in those days.

People who have visited Starbucks and have not been vaccinated against hepatitis A, The Ministry of Health said in a press release on Friday that it is recommended that the vaccine be administered “as soon as possible but no later than 14 days after contact.”

Paschal Nwako, Camden County Health Department official, said the county health department worked closely with the Starbucks patient and staff to address the situation.


Up to several thousand people are exposed

Health care workers provided 17 hepatitis A vaccines to Starbucks employees. In addition, more than 800 residents have already applied for preparations for hepatitis A. Authorities say this is the largest number of doses administered in the county in history. Doctors estimate that there are several thousand people in the risk group after visiting Starbucks.

Hepatitis A – Symptoms


Hepatitis A infection may be asymptomatic or asymptomatic of varying severity. The most common are flu-like symptoms (fever, muscle pain, weakness), gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, loss of appetite, heartburn, abdominal pain) and jaundice, which includes yellowing of the skin, mucous membranes and whites of the eyes. Sometimes there is itching of the skin.

Hepatitis A treatment The severe course is performed in the hospital.

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