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SOUTH CAROLINA: Health Officials: Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Hilton Head Restaurant




 

Savannah Morning News (02.25.2014)

The Savannah Morning News reported that according to health officials, customers and staff at Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks, a restaurant in Hilton Head, S.C., may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus (HAV) and should seek medical care. Recently, the state's Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) received a report that one of the restaurant’s employees had tested positive for HAV. The employee is receiving treatment and is not at work. The restaurant management is working with state officials to identify and inform customers and staff about the problem. DHEC advises anyone who was at the restaurant on February 15, between 4:00 p.m. and closing to contact a primary care provider for post-exposure HAV treatment by March 1. The restaurant owner expressed the determination to follow DHEC’s recommendations to ensure customer and staff safety. For questions, call DHEC at (800) 868–0404 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.



 


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