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Aladdin Indian Restaurant triggers Hepatitis E Alert

By johnboy - 6 April 2011 6

The Chief Health Officer has issued an alert for anyone who’s eaten at the Aladdin Indian Restaurant in Manuka between 3 and 21 March 2011.

“A food handler who worked at the restaurant while unknowingly infectious was diagnosed with Hepatitis E late last week.”

“While the risk of transmission is estimated to be very low, I would like to advise people who ate at the restaurant between 3 and 21 March to seek prompt medical attention if they develop symptoms of Hepatitis.” Dr Kelly said.

Symptoms usually develop 15 to 60 days after exposure to the virus and therefore it is possible that patrons may develop symptoms from late March until late May 2011.

“Typical signs and symptoms of Hepatitis include loss of appetite, abdominal pain and tenderness, nausea and vomiting, fever, dark urine and yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice).” Dr Kelly stated.

CHO Paul Kelly advises there is no current risk to eating at the restaurant.

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6 Responses to
Aladdin Indian Restaurant triggers Hepatitis E Alert
motleychick 12:26 pm 07 Apr 11

That’s so scary.

Chop71 11:45 am 07 Apr 11

I get those symptoms from most indian foods

Kayellar 10:01 am 07 Apr 11

Proboscus said :

All restaurants should consider introducing a Needle Exchange Program to prevent this from ever happening again.

Unlike Hep B which is transmitted through sexual contact, and Hep C which is mostly blood-to-blood, Hep E (like Hep A) is spread from faecally contaminated water and food.

Hepatitis is a condition, inflamed liver, the different letters don’t necessarily relate to routes of transmission, but more about the relationship to the similarities to the bodies response to disease.

mr reason 8:24 pm 06 Apr 11

i bet i’ll have no trouble getting a table there tonight

facet 5:45 pm 06 Apr 11

Did they do a 10 dollar lunch Johnboy?

Proboscus 3:29 pm 06 Apr 11

All restaurants should consider introducing a Needle Exchange Program to prevent this from ever happening again.

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