Hepatitis A Scare At Calgary McDonald's

Attention residents of Calgary: Anyone who ate at the McDonald’s at Foothills Industrial Park, 5326 72 Ave. S.E., across from the Calgary Soccer Centre from Oct. 1 to 23 is at risk for Hepatitis A after a food handler tested positive for the disease.

There are vaccines to prevent infection available to anyone who ate at the location less than 14 days ago. If you’ve already been vaccinated or had Hepatitis A in the past, you’re in the clear.

Hepatitis A isn’t life threatening or anything, and people usually recover in a month.

There are potentially thousands of people that would have been at that restaurant over that period of time,” Dr. Judy MacDonald (ha, ha, her name is “MacDonald”) told the Calgary Sun.

“It’s impossible to know the extent of (or) even if people were actually exposed to hepatitis A.” Ick.

Thousands exposed to Hep A [Calgary Sun] (Thanks, Vlad!)
(Photo:Morton Fox)

Want more consumer news? Visit our parent organization, Consumer Reports, for the latest on scams, recalls, and other consumer issues.