Health officials in Victoria, Australia have issued a health alert following a confirmed case of hepatitis A in a food handler who worked while infectious at Cumulus Inc. restaurant, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.
Any person who ate food – especially uncooked food – at Cumulus Inc. between 26 February and 19 March 2018 may be at risk of hepatitis A infection and should attend their GP for a free hepatitis A vaccine, and should look out for the symptoms of hepatitis A between 15 to 50 days after the exposure.
Cases of hepatitis A continue to rise in Victoria with one death confirmed as part of the outbreak. There are now 68 confirmed outbreak cases, seven probable cases and one death. An additional 14 cases of hepatitis A are under early investigation.
A clean-up of the restaurant has been undertaken.