UK – Hepatitis A outbreak investigated in Lanarkshire, Possibly link to the JB Christie bakery

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NHS Lanarkshire’s Department of Public Health along with North Lanarkshire Council Environmental Health and other agencies are investigating nine confirmed and nine suspected cases of hepatitis A in North Lanarkshire.

hepatitis APatients have either been discharged or are currently in Monklands Hospital. All are well and responding to treatment.

Initial investigations indicate that there could be a possible link to the JB Christie bakery in Airdrie and as a precaution, and in line with public health guidance, environmental health and public health staff are working with the bakery to carry out further investigations.

Dr Josephine Pravinkumar, NHS Lanarkshire consultant in Public Health Medicine said: “Our initial investigations have indicated that there may be a link between these cases and the bakery.

 

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