Health Alert For An Outbreak Of Hepatitis A Infected By The Chef Of a Restaurant In Cartagena

The General Directorate of Public Health has extended vaccination to people who have eaten in the Cartagena restaurant where the outbreak of hepatitis A arose, as a prevention measure. Thus, to ensure that the disease does not spread, those people who ate at the premises will be vaccinated from Wednesday, October 30, to Wednesday, November 6.

To this end, people from the Public Health are being contacted by the localized persons who have proof that they have eaten in the restaurant on the indicated dates. So far, more than 1,300 people who had eaten in the restaurant from October 24 to 29 have been vaccinated.

Public Health reiterates its message of tranquility regarding the outbreak of hepatitis A

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Public Health reiterates its message of tranquility regarding the outbreak of hepatitis A related to a restaurant in Cartagena, since all appropriate measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the disease. The Public Health protocol consisted of the temporary cessation of the activity of the premises and the vaccination of those affected and possible contacts.

If you have symptoms compatible with a hepatitis A condition, you should consult your doctor. Typical symptoms of hepatitis A are jaundice (yellowing of the skin and mucous membranes) and coluria (dark urine) that are usually accompanied by nausea, intermittent vomiting, malaise, fever, headache, abdominal pain and / or pale stools.

It is necessary to be very scrupulous with hand hygiene and that hospitality professionals follow all sanitary indications in food handling. Twenty-four affected have been detected and there are currently 7 admitted to the Santa Lucia hospital in Cartagena that are progressing favorably.

24 affected have been detected and there are currently 7 admitted to the Santa Lucia hospital in Cartagena

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