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Stop it in its Tracks: Mitigation Measures for Hepatitis A

As we discussed in our first January blog, hepatitis A is a viral infection that can cause a serious liver disease.  Because it is so serious and the incidence is increasing, it is important to take steps to mitigate its impact on our employees, our customers, and ourselves.  There are three main mitigation practices that should be employed:  vaccination; exclusion; and good employee hygiene practices. Vaccinations As mentioned in the previous blog, there is a vaccination that will protect people from hepatitis A and it is a good idea for each of us to get that vaccination to protect our health.  It is interesting that it is the only foodborne illness for which there is a vaccination.  It is an inexpensive measure when compared to…