Two employees at two separate Cup & Saucer cafes have contracted hepatitis A since March 20, the O reports. Multnomah County health officials are investigating, and while they believe the risk to customers is low, they are advising anyone who ate at the cafes on these dates to contact their healthcare provider:
- Those who consumed food or beverages between March 22 and 29 at the Cup & Saucer at 8237 N Denver St.
- Those who did the same between March 22 and 25 at the 3566 SE Hawthorne Blvd. location
- Those who did the same between February 22 and March 21 at the North Portland Cup & Saucer Cafe
Symptoms of hepatitis A according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, and more. Healthcare providers will be able to offer preventative care, such as vaccinations.
Hepatitis A is spread “when the hepatitis A virus is taken in by mouth from contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated by the feces (or stool) of an infected person,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website reads. Common causes are not washing ones hands or consuming foods and beverages already contaminated with the virus.
- Cup & Saucer Cafe [Official]
- 2 Portland cafe workers contract hepatitis A; health officials investigating [Oregonian]