Ahuntsic-Cartierville | Bakery customers possibly exposed to hepatitis A

Ahuntsic-Cartierville | Bakery customers possibly exposed to hepatitis A

Public Health is calling for vigilance: people who have consumed products from Boulangerie Baladi, on rue de Salaberry in Ahuntsic-Cartierville, may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus.

Posted at 4:23 p.m.

Henri Ouellette-Vezina

Henri Ouellette-Vezina
The Press

Even if this risk of transmission seems “low” for the moment, the Regional Public Health Department (DRSP) affirms that citizens not vaccinated against the infection, who would have bought products in this establishment located at 2485 Rue de Salaberry between August 17 and 30, should be vaccinated.

If this is your case, quickly contact the CLSC d’Ahuntsic, by calling 514-384-2000 ext. 8302, to make an appointment to receive a vaccine against hepatitis A. “This vaccination will be offered free of charge “, assures Public Health, specifying nevertheless to bring his health insurance card and his vaccination record.

For people who have been adequately vaccinated against hepatitis A or who have had the disease in the past, “the consumption of food does not represent a risk”, specify the health authorities.

They also recommend that citizens concerned “monitor the appearance of symptoms of hepatitis” by October 19, i.e. a lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fever, general malaise or still tired. If necessary, consult a doctor quickly.

Remember that hepatitis A is an infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver. It can have serious consequences in the elderly, people with chronic liver disease and immunocompromised people. The virus is usually transmitted by ingesting the virus that is present in water, food, drink, or on contaminated objects. The infection can also be transmitted during sexual intercourse with an infected person.

“Most preschoolers have no symptoms or have mild illness. Infected people generally recover in less than 2 months without complications or sequelae ”, finally supports Public Health.

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