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Food service worker at Arby's in Pinellas County tests positive for hepatitis A

Posted: 5:28 PM, May 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-07 17:18:56-04
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CLEARWATER, Fla. -- An employee at an Arby's in Pinellas County has been identified as a positive case of hepatitis A, according to the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.

DOH-Pinellas conducted an investigation on an Arby's at 30263 U.S. 19 North and determined one of the food service workers was infected with the virus.

The employee may have been infectious between April 5 and 20, according to DOH-Pinellas.

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DOH-Pinellas said in a release that "if you frequented this restaurant during that period and have not previously been vaccinated for hepatitis A, you should consider getting vaccinated."

DOH-Pinellas offers hepatitis A vaccines to the public at no cost and appointments are not necessary at several vaccine centers. For more information on where you can get these free vaccines in Pinellas County, you can click here . Other Florida counties also provide free or discounted hepatitis A vaccines. You can click here for more information .

For more information on Hepatitis A and guidelines from the federal government, visit: www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav/index.htm.