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McDonald's Restaurant Food Worker 1998

Several reports of hepatitis A among residents of Skagit County, Washington, were associated with eating at the same McDonald's Restaurant on Riverside Drive, in Mount Vernon. The assistant manager of the restaurant had worked while infected with Hepatitis A and had contaminated the food with the virus.

  • Outbreak began:
  • March 1998
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Food Worker
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 9
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 9
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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