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article imageDiners at restaurant in NYC at risk of getting Hepatitis A

By Owen Weldon     Apr 6, 2013 in Health
New York - The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found that an employee working in the Alta restaurant's pastry kitchen was infected with Hepatitis A.
According to ABC, officials from the health department are now urging patrons to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A, if they ate at the restaurant between March 23 and April 2. The owner of the restaurant said that around 450 people ate dessert between those dates.
According to Huffington Post, the manager of the restaurant said that the pastry chef got the virus when she traveled to Mexico, and she realized that she was ill on Monday, but she is now feeling better. The manager added that all of the employees will be getting vaccinated.
According to Fox, symptoms of Hepatitis A include diarrhea, fatigue, pain in the abdominal, and yellowing of the skin as well as the eyes. Around 1% of cases are fatal.
As of now, there has been no cases of Hepatitis A reported yet.
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