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The Detroit Free Press reports this morning that "the prepared foods section at Whole Foods' Detroit store on Mack Avenue" has been "linked to two recent cases of Hepatitis A."

The Detroit Health Department has requested that anyone who has eaten prepared foods purchased at the store during the October 6-12 time frame speak to a doctor "and seek preventative treatment."

One of the identified cases was a store employee in the store's prepared foods department, and the other was a customer.

"While it remains unclear exactly how either of these individuals contracted Hepatitis A, and we know that Whole Foods Market Detroit has a comprehensive food safety protocol, we want to do our best to protect our residents and those of surrounding communities who may have been exposed," said Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, executive director of the Detroit health department.
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