Case of Hepatitis A confirmed in worker at Woodhaven pizza restaurant

Posted at 2:57 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 15:19:24-04

A case of Hepatitis A has been confirmed in a food service worker at MOD Pizza in Woodhaven.

The Wayne County Health Department said the facility was inspected Thursday and is open for business, working with the department during the investigation.

Health department officials are advising people who consumed food from the Mod Pizza in Woodhaven between April 28 and May 12 to watch for Hepatitis A symptoms. 

Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dark urine, clay colored stool, fever, chills, yellow skin and eyes. They occur between 15 and 50 days after exposure and can last for several weeks to months. 

Officials say the best way to prevent the spread of Hepatitis A is:

  • Getting a Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Always washing your hands with soap and water after using the bathroom or changing a
  • Thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water during food preparation and before
    eating food
  • Avoiding undercooked or raw shellfish
  • Not preparing food for others if you are ill