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Three restaurants in a few days with Hepatitis A issues?
Customers who ate at Popeyes on York Street in Aiken may have been exposed to hepatitis A, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control. DHEC was notified on June 17 that an employee in the restaurant tested positive for hepatitis A, according to a press release. Customers who ate at Popeyes, located at 954 York Street, between May 29 and June 12 may have been exposed to the virus.
In addition, diners at Harbour Town Yacht Club, located in Sea Pines, could have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus in the past month, a S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control news release says. DHEC was notified June 17 about an employee at the event venue who tested positive for the virus, a release says. Hepatitis A is a contagious liver virus. The employee worked at a social on June 8, a dinner on June 13 and a wedding party on June 14, the release says.
A food service worker at Village Pizza Restaurant in Spring Hill Florida has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Florida Department of Health in Hernando County (DOH-Hernando). Anyone who ate at the restaurant between May 29 and June 5 may have been exposed, according to DOH-Hernando officials. The restaurant is located at 4070 Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill.
Health officials said the employee may have been infectious during those dates. Anyone who consumed food or drinks at the restaurant and has not been vaccinated for hepatitis A should consider getting vaccinated, they said. Those who have previously received the hepatitis A vaccine “does not need to take additional action,” according to a press release.