HEPATITIS A CONFIRMED IN HENRY COUNTY CASE

The Henry County Health Department has confirmed a case of Hepatitis A in the community.  The case stems from a food handler working at the Taco Bell restaurant in Napoleon.  Any restaurant patrons who consumed food or drink in the restaurant from June 11th through June 28th may have been exposed to the Hepatitis A virus.  Based on this potential exposure, the health department is recommending vaccination with the Hepatitis A vaccine or treatment with immune globulin for individuals who cannot receive the vaccine.               The Henry County Health Department is monitoring and investigating the situation to eliminate any additional risk of exposure.  The individual with the Hepatitis A infection is not currently working, and is receiving medical care.

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection, with symptoms of fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, stomach pain or tenderness, nausea and vomiting, dark urine, grey-colored stools, and yellowing of the skin.

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