Health alert from 5 May, 2023.
People who have consumed food from the Creatures of Habit cafe in Springvale are advised to be aware of the symptoms of hepatitis A infection following the identification of two cases linked to the cafe.
There is a risk of locally acquired cases of hepatitis A presenting in the coming weeks.
Anyone who has eaten food from the cafe between 25 March and 8 April 2023 should monitor for symptoms for up to 50 days and seek urgent medical attention if unwell.
What is hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is an urgent notifiable condition and must be be notified by medical practitioners and pathology services immediately by telephone on initial diagnosis.