Pizzeria worker tests positive for Hepatitis A

Pizzeria worker tests positive for Hepatitis AThis is the kind of story that can make anyone feel a bit squeamish. A pizzeria cook in Utah tested positive for Hepatitis A. Customers who visited the restaurant during the hours the employee worked have been asked to notify the local health department.

A local television station interviewed the pizzeria owner, giving him a voice during this health situation. Click here to check out KSL’s news coverage (with VIDEO):

The Utah pizzeria operator said this is a situation that was out of his control, but he has taken steps to aid the health department and prevent future outbreaks. The restaurant has a new policy to that requires employees to be immunized for Hepatitis.

Viruses like Hepatitis A are hard to detect and can cause a major public heath scare. What’s an operator to do when an outbreak originates in their restaurant? Consider the following: