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1 Dead in Hepatitis A Outbreak at New Jersey Country Club

1 Dead in Hepatitis A Outbreak at New Jersey Country Club

August 27, 2019 — One person died after being infected with Hepatitis A in an outbreak that sickened 27 people who ate food at the Mendham Golf and Country Club in New Jersey.

The outbreak was traced to a food handler who was infected with Hepatitis A, a highly-contagious liver disease that can potentially lead to liver failure and death.

Infected food handlers can potentially cause outbreaks when they do not wash their hands properly after using the bathroom and then touch food that is eaten by someone else.

The outbreak occurred between June 9 and June 30. Members of the country club were notified of the outbreak on July 5.

Health officials warned that new cases related to the outbreak may develop until August 19, which is 50 days from the date the food handler was last infectious.

All unvaccinated people who may have been exposed were told to get “post-exposure prophylaxis” by July 14, which involves an injection of the Hepatitis A vaccine or immune globulin.

An on-site investigation of food services at the Mendham Golf and Country Club concluded that employees were in proper compliance with hand hygiene and glove use.

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The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Hepatitis A induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been infected with Hepatitis A at the Mendham Golf and Tennis Club, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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