SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Hepatitis A outbreak has made its way to one downtown Sarasota restaurant.
ABC Action News is just learning a food service worker at Duval's located at 1435 Main Street tested positive for Hepatitis A, according to a release from DOH-Sarasota.
The employee may have exposed patrons between April 26 and May 10, DOH-Sarasota said.
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Hepatitis A has become an epidemic in the bay area and the state with more than 1,500 confirmed cases in Florida since January 2018.
The Hepatitis A virus is spread when a person unknowingly ingests the virus from objects, food or drinks that have been contaminated with small undetected amounts of stool from an infected person.
DOH - Sarasota offers Hepatitis A vaccine for free at their Sarasota and North Port Immunization Clinics. You can click here for more information.
Other counties, like Pinellas County, also offer Hepatitis A vaccines at no cost. For more information on where you can get these free vaccines in Pinellas County, you can click here .
For more information on Hepatitis A and guidelines from the federal government, visit: