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Famous Anthony's Hepatitis Outbreak hits 35 with 20 Hospitalized

14 days ago   |   By Marler Blog

WFXR reports that the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts announced Tuesday that the number of people infected with hepatitis A more than doubled over the last two weeks following an outbreak at three Famous Anthony's locations, going from 14 to 35 cases.
Health officials first reported the outbreak on Sept. 24, saying that a person who worked at three different Famous Anthony's locations tested positive for the highly contagious infection.
Then, on Sept. 28, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts' director, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, reported that four more cases of the virus...
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Hepatitis A patient count more than doubles among patrons of Virginia restaurants

14 days ago   |   By Food Safety News

Health officials in the Roanoke, VA, area say the number of hepatitis A infections linked to three Famous Anthony's restaurants has more than doubled, with 20 people requiring hospitalization.
The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts report the patient count jumped from 14 to 35 cases since the most recent update, according to WFXR radio.
The case count on Sept. 28 was 14 with at least three people hospitalized, according to District Director Cynthia Morrow. She said earlier this week in an update that additional cases beyond those now confirmed 35 are likely because of the long...
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