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UPDATED: Hepatitis A Found in a Worker at a Third Treasure Valley Restaurant

A worker at The Frontier Club in Meridian has contracted the illness.


Updated at 3:29 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13:

A third case of Hepatitis A in the Treasure Valley has been discovered at a Meridian restaurant. 

The Frontier Club, at 116 E. Broadway Ave. in Meridian, reported one of its kitchen staff worked while contagious. The employee reportedly worked From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 3.

Original story:

Another case of Hepatitis A has been reported in Boise—this time in a food service employee working at the Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews at 221 Parkcenter Blvd.

People who ate at that restaurant on July 24, or between July 31 and Aug. 2, are encouraged to check their immunization records to see if they have received a vaccine for the illness, according to the Central District Health Department.

CDHD said the chances of contracting the illness through food is low, but it indicated that someone who ate at that restaurant during the indicated dates and who has not been vaccinated or is unsure of their vaccination status should obtain the vaccine.

Symptoms for Hepatitis A usually begin between 15 and 50 days of exposure, and can include jaundice, fatigue, dark urine and fever. People who believe they may be impacted and want more information or wish to schedule an appointment for vaccination can call CDHD at 208-321-2229.

A first case of the disease in a food service worker was reported by CDHD in mid-July.