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NEW YORK: Hepatitis A Scare at Upper West Side Market


New York Post (08.22.2013)
The New York City Health Department is encouraging customers who ate chopped, ready-to-eat fruit from the Westside Market on Broadway between 97th and 98th Streets to get a hepatitis A vaccine as a precautionary measure after the market learned one of its employees who worked in the produce department contracted the virus. A spokesperson for the store said that although the employee’s contact with the food was “probably minimal,” the store was taking all precautions necessary in response to the issue and remained open for business. The Health Department will offer free hepatitis A vaccinations at MS 258, located at 154 West 93rd Street beginning August 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


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