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What should I do?
Mar 10, 2006

I recently hired an evening cook for my resturant. She just a few days ago informed me that she has HCV. What do I do? I really need an other evening cook. Otherwise I'll be cooking 7 days a week. Is there a health hazard for my customers and other employees?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Hepatitis C is not transmitted by preparing food.

Acute hepatitis A on the other hand, can be transmitted in this way.

You do not have to worry about food-borne transmission in the situation you described. Dr. M



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