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2 high schools held proms at Spring Hill restaurant exposed to hepatitis A

Posted: 3:30 PM, May 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-02 21:50:56Z
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SPRING HILL, Fla. — Patrons at the Silverthorn Country Club Restaurant may have been exposed to hepatitis A, according to the Florida Department of Health in Hernando County.

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Officials say a food service worker at the restaurant located on Golf Club Lane in Spring Hill has been identified to have a positive case of hepatitis A.

The worker may have exposed patrons between April 12 and April 30, according to DOH-Hernando. Springstead High School in Spring Hill said on Facebook the school may have had held their prom at the Silverthorn Country Club Restaurant during that time frame.

According to the school officials, Springstead held its prom on April 27.

Central High School in Brooksville also said the school held its prom in that venue. According to the Hernando County School District, Central held its prom on April 13.

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DOH-Hernando is offering the hepatitis A vaccine for free at the Spring Hill location of the Health Department with extended hours May 1 through 3 and May 6 through 8 until 7 p.m.

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