The Middlesex-London Health Unit issued an alert Wednesday warning clients of Cali Nails in the White Oaks Mall that they should talk to their doctors.
Mary Lou Albanese, the manager of the health unit’s infectious disease control team, says a customer who contracted hepatitis B went to the salon for a manicure and pedicure.
She says her agency is issuing the advisory for anyone who visited the salon between May 4, 2017, and Jan. 5, 2018.
Albanese adds it is difficult to pinpoint exactly where the person contracted the infection, but says officials felt a public alert was necessary after inspectors logged repeated infection-control infractions at the business.
Albanese said HIV is the lowest risk, adding there is a higher risk of contracting hepatitis at places such as nail salons and tattoo parlours.