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Hepatitis A virus

Example 1 -- On November 26, 1990, hepatitis A was diagnosed in an employee of a restaurant in Cass County, Missouri. The employee's duties involved washing pots and pans in the restaurant. From December 7, 1990, through January 9, 1991, hepatitis A was diagnosed in 110 persons, including four waitresses, who had eaten at the restaurant; two persons died as a result of fulminant hepatitis.

Example 2 -- Two unrelated outbreaks of hepatitis A, involving a total of 326 people, occurred in Oklahoma and Texas during September and October 1983. Both were associated with restaurant food.