Two new Hepatitis A cases connected to NJ restaurant

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Public health officials in New Jersey say that two people diagnosed with Hepatitis A ate from a restaurant where a food handler first contracted the virus.

Hamilton Township’s health department said that both people had eaten food from Rosa’s Restaurant and Catering, where Hepatitis A was reported in November. They can’t say definitively that the cases are connected.

One of the patients is an employee at The Hair Port Salon. Officials say anyone who visited between Dec. 4 and Dec. 31 should receive immune globulin or Hepatitis A vaccine.

The other is an instructor at the Hamilton Area YMCA’s JKR Branch, the New Jersey Athletic Club in Lawrenceville and the Mercer County Board of Social Services. Anyone not vaccinated who has visited those places should contact their doctor or public health officials.

Both patients are recovering.

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