The Chief Medical Officer of SA, Paddy Phillips has hailed people to arrange an appointment with their doctor in case experience any symptom of hepatitis A such as fever, feeling tired, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, dark urine, pale skin and eyes.
In addition, Paddy Phillips notified that a number of other infections are symptomatic of hepatitis A where some of the people continue with a long time sickness. “An alert has been issued to all GPs to be aware of the case and to arrange for appropriate testing for any patients presenting with possible Hepatitis A infection”, he added further.
Authorities have released the warning soon after recognizing Japanese restaurant staff members diagnose with hepatitis A. Sources have confirmed that the sick worker who was employed to offer services as a food handler has suffered a persistent cough and therefore served as a source to communicate the disease. As an attempt to prevent the spread, officials have urged all visitors of Yakitori Takumi restaurant situated at Melbourne Street in North Adelaide, to visit doctor soon. Particularly, those who ate at the restaurant during September 21 and October 4 have been group under the high risk category.
People who ate at the Yakitori Takumi restaurant in Melbourne Street at North Adelaide between September 21 and October 4 are being advised they could have been exposed to the infection. However, Professor Paddy Phillips insisted that people who have meals in the food junction are not so likely to develop the disease.