Food service worker positive for Hep A in Indian River County
Indian River County, Fl- The Florida Department of Health in Indian River (DOH-Indian River) has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker in Vero Beach. DOH-Indian River conducted an epidemiological investigation. They determined an individual who worked at Pizza Mia, 1115 21st Street, on July 19 through July 23 may have been infectious.
The hepatitis A vaccine may provide protection against the disease if given within two weeks after exposure. Therefore, the hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for anyone who ate or drank at this restaurant between July 19 and July 23.
If you don’t obtain the vaccination within two weeks of your exposure date you will be outside the Vaccination Window. You should instead observe for signs and symptoms of hepatitis A infection. This includes sudden onset of abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, fever, diarrhea, pale white stools, or yellow skin and eyes (jaundice). Anyone experiencing these symptoms should promptly seek medical attention.
If you previously have received the hepatitis A vaccine or have had a past history of a hepatitis A infection, you are considered immune to the hepatitis A virus and do not need to take additional action.