ST. PETE BEACH, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has identified a positive case of hepatitis…
ST. PETE BEACH, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker in St. Petersburg. Pete Beach.
Following lab confirmation on Nov. 1, DOH-Pinellas immediately began conducting an epidemiological investigation and today determined the individual worked at Toasted Monkey Beach Bar & Sports Grill at 6110 Gulf Blvd. between October 17 and 28.
If you ate at Toasted Monkey during this time period and have not previously been vaccinated for hepatitis A, you should be vaccinated. Ef þú hefur áður fengið lifrarbólguveiruna, þarftu ekki að taka frekari aðgerða.
DOH-Pinellas is offering the vaccine at the following locations:
DOH-Pinellas is encouraging all healthcare providers, including hospital emergency departments, to stay on alert and immediately report cases to the Florida Department of Health.
A 24-hour hotline has been set up for people who have questions about hepatitis A. The number to call is 727-824 -6932.
Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A. People who should be vaccinated for hepatitis A include:
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious disease that attacks the liver. People infected with hepatitis A
are most contagious from two weeks before onset of symptoms one week afterward. Not
everyone who is infected will have all the symptoms. Symptoms usually start within 28 days of
exposure to the virus with a range of 15-50 days. Symptoms can include:
How is hepatitis A treated or hepatitis A infection prevented?
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