Hepatitis A confirmed at Warren Buffalo Wild Wings

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Macomb County officials urge anyone who consumed food at the Buffalo Wild Wings on Mound near 12 Mile in Warren to watch for hepatitis A symptoms. They also said anyone who has never been vaccinated for the disease to get a vaccine.

A case of hepatitis A has been confirmed in a food service worker at a restaurant in Warren, Macomb County health officials said Tuesday.

The worker is employed at the Buffalo Wild Wings located on Mound Road north of 12 Mile in Warren, they said.

Officials inspected the restaurant Tuesday and its management is working with the agency and has been approved to operate, according to the Macomb County Health Department. 

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that is caused by a virus. The disease can range from a mild illness to a severe sickness that can last several months. 

Anyone who ate at the restaurant between March 24 and April 9 should watch for hepatitis A symptoms, which include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dark urine, fever, chills and jaundice. Anyone with the symptoms should seek medical attention.

Officials also recommend anyone who has not been vaccinated for hepatitis A and has eaten at the restaurant should get a vaccine. 

Michigan is in the middle of a hepatitis A outbreak and the number of cases has reached 804 since it began in August 2016. Of those cases, there has been 25 deaths and 646 hospitalizations, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Macomb County has the most confirmed cases of hepatitis A in the state with 216.