Health Department investigates cases of Hepatitis A

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DETROIT, Mich. (WILX) -- The Detroit Health Department is investigating two separate cases of Hepatitis A.

The first case is a Detroit resident who works at Firewater Bar and Grill located at 6521 John R. St. The second case involves another Detroit resident who works as a crew member at Little Caesars Pizza located at 12712 Fenkell.

Both establishments will be investigated by the Health Department to make sure proper protocols are being followed. Both employees stopped working as soon as they were diagnosed. They are not allowed to return until given the all clear by their doctor.

A vaccine can potentially prevent Hepatitis A. After exposure it's most effective within two weeks. The Detroit Health Department is recommending vaccination for people who may have eaten at the two establishments.

If you ate at Firewater Bar and Grill from October 15th through October 24st or consumed food from Little Caesars Pizza at 12712 Fenkell in Detroit from October 15th through October 26th you should go to your doctor and get a vaccine before November 7, 2017.

The Detroit Health Department will be offering free Hepatitis A vaccines at both of its Immunization Clinics Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8am to 5pm and Wednesday 9am to 6pm. The clinics are located at:

The Samaritan Center (5555 Conner Street Detroit, MI 48213)
The Family Place (8726 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48202)

More information is available on the Detroit Health Department's page: