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Mcdonald's Operator Sued After Customers Worry Of Contacting Hepatitis

Update Date: Nov 19, 2015 11:41 AM EST

McDonald's restaurant in Waterloo, New York received a complaint from customers after the fastfood was found out to have hired a crew member said to have Hepatitis A.

According to Fox News, the lawsuit filed in the New York state court in Seneca County against Jascor Inc. urged the court to have a class-action status among 1,000 customers who possibly might have get infected with the disease.

One of the complainants who said that he had bought products in the restaurant in one of the indicated risky dates between October 31 to November 7, Morning Tricker said.

Rumors of a Hepatitis A-infected employee was verified on November 13 by the Seneca County Health Department which then urged customers who ate at the restaurant in the given dates to check with their doctors for some possible contact.

The health department is particularly warning those patients who had not availed of a Hepatitis A vaccine before, Tech Times reported.

Though Seneca County had not experienced any Hepatitis A outbreak before, health authorities have been quick to act in putting up a makeshift clinic at the Mynderse Academy Gymnasium at Troy Street in Seneca County where 1,000 or more patients can have their free Hepa A vaccine.

"In Seneca County we have we have not had Hepatitis A outbreak before, at least a large breakout in the 23 years since I've been here. I'm glad to see we had such a good turnout and that people are taking this seriously," Seneca County Public Health Department Director Vicky Swinehart said.

Meanwhile, Seneca County website posted a list of symptoms and guidelines about the Hepatitis A infection as mentioned in Morning Ticker.

"Are there specific dates when this individual worked while possibly infectious? There are no special treatments for Hepatitis A. Most people with Hepatitis A will feel sick for a few months before they begin to feel better," the statement reads. "A few people will need to be hospitalized. During this time, doctors usually recommend rest, adequate nutrition, and fluids. People with Hepatitis A should check with a health professional before taking any prescription pills, supplements, or over-the-counter medications, which can potentially damage the liver. Alcohol should be avoided."

"If I get Hepatitis A, when will symptoms start? Almost all people who get Hepatitis A recover completely and do not have any lasting liver damage, although they may feel sick for months," it continues. "Hepatitis A can sometimes cause liver failure and death, although this is rare and occurs more commonly in persons 50 years of age or older and persons with other liver diseases, such as Hepatitis B or C."

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