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Hepatitis A Protection Recommended For Exposed People

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Murphys, CA — The Health Department is continuing its investigation of persons who may have been exposed to hepatitis A due to an infected food handler who worked at the deli at Ironstone Vineyards in August.

Calaveras County Public Health Director Colleen Tracy says it is not too late for people who drank or ate food from the deli at Iron Stone Vineyards on August 26th, 27th or 28th to get immunized.

Tracy says if it has been more than 2 weeks since someone has eaten at the deli the immune globulin will not protect them from the disease. She advises those people to watch for signs of the disease and symptoms include fever, jaundice, abdominal pain, excessive tiredness or loss of appetite.

Tracy would also like to stress the fact that it is unlikely that people were exposed to enough bacteria to contract the disease.