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Cafe Pinot Restaurant 2005

Five restaurant employees and a restaurant patron were diagnosed with hepatitis A between November 29 and December 7. Four of the employees had worked while ill. Vaccinations to prevent hepatitis A were offered to restaurant patrons. This outbreak was one of several that had occurred in Los Angeles County in late 2005. Lettuce consumption had been associated with some of the cases, but was not offered as the vehicle for this outbreak. No individual food item accounted for the illnesses. There were no commonalities between the produce suppliers for this restaurant and those for two earlier outbreaks. No other ill employees were identified which eliminated the likelihood that these employees had been exposed to an employee with an earlier illness.

  • Outbreak began:
  • November 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 6
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 6
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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