THOUSANDS of 7-ELEVEN customers possibly exposed to hepatitis

WEST JORDAN, Utah – Health officials announced Sunday that some customers at a West Jordan 7-Eleven should contact the health department to receive an injection to prevent hepatitis A.
According to a press release from the Salt Lake County Health Department, the store in question is the 7-Eleven at 2666 West 7800 South. Authorities say an infected employee worked while ill and may have handled certain items.
The exposure may have affected up to 2,000 customers, the health department states. The possible exposure affects only the single 7-Eleven location listed above.
The health department says any customer who visited between December 26 and January 3 and who used any bathroom in the store or who consumed certain items needs to contact the health department. The items of concern are:
• Fountain drink or other self-serve beverage
• Fresh fruit
• Any item from the store’s hot food case, such as pizza, hot dogs, chicken wings, or taquitos

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