Hepatitis A

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) - Public health officials say customers who ate at a Lynnwood restaurant that was shut down because of a Hepatitis A infection could be at risk of contracting the virus.

KOMO-TV reports the Snohomish Health District allowed Ashiya Teriyaki to reopen Friday after forcing its closure on Wednesday due to a food worker there who had contracted the highly infectious liver disease.

The health department was notified by the worker's health provider.

Hepatitis A is spread from person-to-person contact and is a result of fecal contamination.

Authorities say those who ate at the restaurant between August 2 and August 15 may be exposed and should seek medical treatment or evaluation.

Symptoms can last weeks or longer and include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dark urine or jaundice.

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