yukichigai: Food-borne illnesses cover a lot more than stomach flu. Sometimes you learn that first hand. For example, my coworker and another friend both learned - at the same time - that strep throat can be food borne from a local sushi restaurant. Does the local health department care? Nope! Can't interfere with businesses requiring people to work despite illness, that might interfere with the invisible hand of the free market! No consequences for anyone. Well, except that worker who was required to work: they might be responsible for medical bills.Fark me, sometimes I really hate living in Nevada. It's not as bad as some other states, but we're really near the top in terms of implementing the Libertarian government wet dream. All I have to say to counterpoint that is "look at our unemployment and underemployment statistics".
Terrydatroll: Hep A is a joke. Anyone who has eaten oysters has likely gotten hep a and it is harmless with few exceptions. Once you have it you are immune to it forever.
Captain Carrot Cake: only ate one juicy-looking olive
Captain Carrot Cake: It's a TWO-WAY STREET: Hep A and anything else can be transmitted from the customer to the server. That being said, I work as a waiter in a restaurant and I love watching my colleagues scarf down leftovers from guests' unfinished plates because I have such contempt for them./ 16 years a waiter and only ate one juicy-looking olive off a customer's plate.
chevydeuce: Seriously? That actually happens? I'm not really anal about food and I've eaten some pretty nasty things in my life, but I definitely draw the line at eating other peoples food, especially just random strangers in a restaurant. That's pretty much just asking for some sort of communicable disease.
chevydeuce: and btw, how would the restaurant know their employee had Hep A? Given HIPPA laws, most employers close their ears and yell loudly any time employees start talking about health issues.
lesliepop: chevydeuce: and btw, how would the restaurant know their employee had Hep A? Given HIPPA laws, most employers close their ears and yell loudly any time employees start talking about health issues.It's a reportable illness. The health department learned about it (most likely did not RTA), when the infectious disease dept of the hospital made the diagnosis, and then set about locating possible contacts. Since the restaurant is the entity that has access to these contacts, the restaurant was required to do the notifications. I'm sure they were not happy about it.
DrBrownCow: Chi-Chi's had a Hep A outbreak back in 2004 traced back to a restaurant in Pennsylvania. Hundreds were infected and a few people died. Corporate had just filed restructuring bankruptcy a few months before the news broke, so that was the straw that broke the camel's back. They still have locations in Europe and the middle east.
Tillmaster: Terrydatroll: Hep A is a joke. Anyone who has eaten oysters has likely gotten hep a and it is harmless with few exceptions. Once you have it you are immune to it forever.I've had it. It isn't a joke.
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