By: Candess Zona Mendola of MakeFoodSafe.com
Local media reports Gino’s Pizzeria may be linked to the Hepatitis Outbreak in West Norriton, Pennsylvania. As of now, 1 person has died and 6 people were hospitalized. At least 9 people contracted Hepatitis A in this outbreak, according to the Montgomery County Office of Public Health. So far, 11 cases are under investigation.
Gino’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in West Norriton will be closed until further notice while this Gino’s Pizzeria Hepatitis Outbreak investigation continues, officials said.
Typically, people contract Hepatitis A by ingesting contaminated food or drinks. There is a vaccine for Hepatitis A and practicing good hand hygiene can prevent the spread of the virus.
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