St. George Pizza Factory worker positive for hep A

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Southern Utah officials are trying to track down people who ate at a St. George pizza restaurant after learning an employee tested positive for hepatitis A.

The Southwest Utah Public Health Department says people who ate at the Ancestor Square Pizza Factory on the evenings of July 19, 20, 23, 26 or 27 may have been exposed.

Officials are asking patrons who ate there on one of those dates to contact their doctor for preventive treatment, which could include a vaccine or an immune globulin.

Authorities say no other Pizza Factory stores are affected, and people who visited on different days or times don’t need preventive treatment.

The restaurant remains open for business.

Hepatitis A can cause jaundice, fatigue, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea and fever.

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