Diners of the Olive Garden in Deptford, New Jersey may have been exposed to Hepatitis A after one of the restaurant's employees reportedly tested positive.

What is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis Virus

Hep A is a virus that can cause the liver to become infected. Symptoms of the illness including fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, and even jaundice (a yellowing of the skin and/or eyes), and can last up to two months, Centers for Disease Control reports.

A person can become exposed to Hepatitis A by consuming contaminated food or drink, according to the CDC. The virus can be detected in a stool sample.

Olive Garden Deptford Employee Tests Positive for Hep A

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A food handler who worked at the Italian restaurant, located on Almonesson Road, between December 26th and December 31st has since tested positive, AOL reports.

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What is the Danger if You Dined at Olive Garden in Deptford?

Those previously vaccinated against Hepatitis A and even those who are unvaccinated have very low risk of becoming ill, according to health officials in Gloucester County.

Vaccines are being made available to co-workers of the exposed Olive Garden Deptford employee.

Is it Safe to Eat at Deptford Olive Garden Now?


The restaurant was reportedly re-inspected by Gloucester County Department of Health Wednesday and was given the all clear, but if you have questions, you're encouraged to call GCDOH at 856-218-4151.

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