It was reported in early November 2019 that five people have tested positive for acute hepatitis A in Yakima County. The cases all reside within the homeless or illicit drug user population; however, there was potential exposure from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31 at the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen located on West Nob Hill Boulevard in Yakima.
As soon as they were notified, Popeye’s disinfected the restaurant and worked with the Yakima Health District to ensure there is no continued risk of exposure there.
Anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to Hepatitis A should be sure they were previously vaccinated against Hepatitis A or obtain the vaccination as soon as possible.
Symptoms include yellow skin or eyes (jaundice), dark urine, pale stools, loss of appetite, fever, diarrhea, fatigue, vomiting, joint pain, and abdominal pain. Unvaccinated people who have these symptoms should contact a primary care provider immediately.