January 17, 2022

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Notre-Dame-de-Grâce | Risk of Hepatitis A in sushi sold in Provico

The Montreal Regional Public Health Service (DRSP) warned Friday that Montreallers who ate sushi sold at Provigo grocery stores in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area may have been infected with the hepatitis A virus.

Coralie Laplande

Coralie Laplande

Provigo customers located at 6600 rue Saint-Jacques Ouest in Montreal who bought sushi between November 17 and 20 and November 24 and 25 are affected by this warning.

The Montreal DRSP considers sushi consumption “low risk of transmission” and “those who have been adequately vaccinated against hepatitis A or have been ill in the past do not pose a risk”. Read in a press release.

However, those who have not been vaccinated against the disease are advised to contact Info-Santé immediately at 811 to make an appointment to receive the injection. This vaccine is provided free of charge.

Citizens who consume this sushi should be monitored for anorexia, nausea, vomiting, fever, general malaise, fatigue and jaundice if they develop symptoms of hepatitis A by January 13th.

Montreal DRSP says hepatitis A is an infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver. It can have serious consequences in the elderly, people with chronic liver disease and people with weakened immune systems.

Hepatitis A is spread by ingesting the virus in water, food, drink or contaminated items. Infection is also spread during sexual contact with an infected person.

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