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Store Clerk In Las Vegas Tests Positive For Hepatitis A

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials say a clerk at a Las Vegas convenience store has tested positive for hepatitis A.

 

The Southern Nevada Health District is warning that store customers could be at risk of infection.

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Transmission of hepatitis A from food handlers to patrons is rare.

 

But the health district cautions that customers of a 7-Eleven convenience store on South Maryland Parkway who purchased non-prepackaged foods such as hot dogs or hot deli items from July 26 to Aug. 6 may have been exposed to the virus.

 

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the case is linked to the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in Clark County.

 

There have been 86 reported cases so far and one person has died.