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06 Jan 2005

Jaundice in the office
One of our colleagues was diagnosed with a 'highly infectious' form of hepatitis. All the people in our department use the same tea and coffee area, sharing spoons that are kept in a bowl of water. This area is only kept really clean when our tea-lady is on duty - and she is on leave. This leaves us to wash our own cups and glasses. I've also helped this colleague with some stuff (unpacking boxes) while he was infectious (not quite sure how long the infectious stage lasts)

What are the chances of me (and anyone else in our department) getting the disease? I'm especially worried since I don't have much sick leave left (due to a hospital stay of 3 weeks).

Thank you
Liza
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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Liza, I assume that it is hepatitis A. If the person doesn’t wash his hands after going to the loo, there is a risk of becoming infected. Let me know if you have more questions. Good luck.
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