Local News
Eyewitness Sports
Medical Coverage
Call 12 For Action
Target 12 Investigators
More Details
What's On WPRI
What's On Fox
This Morning Weekend
Experts Online
Online Store
Chopper 12
Station Info

 May 13, 2005
Thousands in Tennessee Face Hepatitis Shots
Email to a Friend Printer Friendly Version  

As many as 5,000 patrons of a Clinton, Tenn., restaurant face the prospect of shots for hepatitis A to stem an outbreak of the viral liver disease, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Seventeen cases of the disease have already been confirmed, and all of those infected are believed to have eaten at the Waffle House restaurant between April 5 and April 15. Two of the patrons have been hospitalized, the AP said.

The source of the outbreak remains a mystery, the wire service reported. The restaurant estimates as many as 5,000 people may have visited the establishment during the 10-day time frame.

Since it can take up to a month before an exposed person becomes sick, tracking the source and place of the original infection is proving difficult, Campbell County health officials told the AP.


Copyright � 2005 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Health News | Health Encyclopedia | Quizzes and Tools | Women's Health | Men's Health | Children's Health | Seniors' Health | Diet, Fitness and Self Image | Sex and Relationships

Senior's Health News  more» 
World Health Officials Unveil Drug Monitoring System
Merck Sales Reps Told to Downplay Vioxx Risks: Report
Children Safer in Back Seat, Study Confirms
Millions With Chronic Health Problems Forgo Treatment
CDC Suggests New Weapons in West Nile War
Defibrillator Manufacturer Expands Recall
Lexington, Ky., Tops Allergy Capitals List
Global War on Malaria Making Slow Progress
Thousands in Tennessee Face Hepatitis Shots
Survey: 4 in 10 Seniors Don't Take Drugs as Directed
Health Encyclopedia: Senior's Health
Memory Loss
Ginkgo Biloba
Tibial Fracture
Hip Replacement
Hurthle Cell Carcinoma
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Alzheimer's Disease
Send questions and comments about this website to the .
All content © Copyright 2003-2005 WorldNow, WPRI, WNAC and Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.