North Dakota bishop's faithful warned of Hepatitis A risk
Catholic World News - October 25, 2013
State health authorities in North Dakota have warned Catholics that they may have been exposed to Hepatitis A through contact with Bishop John Folda of Fargo.
Bishop Folda has disclosed that he contracted Hepatitis A-- apparently from eating contaminated food while on a trip to Italy. The disease, which can cause severe damage to the liver, can be highly contagious. Health officials said that parishioners who had shared Communion with the bishop during September and October should be aware of the possibility that they have been exposed to the disease.
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Posted by: garedawg -
Oct. 28, 2013 11:14 AM ET USA
Hepatitis A does not fly through the air like the flu. As long as the bishop normally washes his hands after using the bathroom and before celebrating Mass (which I imagine they would teach you to do in the seminary), there shouldn't be anything to worry about.