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Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County Identifies Hepatitis A Case in Palm Beach Food Service Worker

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West Palm Beach, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County (DOH-Palm Beach) has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker at the Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill Restaurant in Palm Beach, FL. located at 209 6th Street, West Palm Beach, FL. The employee may have exposed patrons between April 10th – May 1st, 2019.

Hepatitis A Virus is a vaccine-preventable form of infectious hepatitis.

1. Hepatitis A is contagious and can harm your liver.

2. Prevent the spread of hepatitis A. Talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated.

3. The hepatitis A vaccine is safe and effective.

The Hepatitis A information line is available to the public to answer questions regarding Hepatitis A activity in Florida. The information line is available Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm EST during normal business hours. The toll free number is 1-844-CALL-DOH (844-225-5364)

You may email your questions to: HepA@flhealth.gov

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