A Homosassa-area food service worker has tested positive for hepatitis A, according to a press release issued late Friday by the Citrus County Health Department
The person may have been infectious from Jan. 19 to Feb. 3 while working at Old Mill Tavern in Homosassa.
The health department recommends anyone who ate or drank at the restaurant between Jan. 24 and Feb. 3, get vaccinated. The vaccine may provide protection if given within two weeks of exposure.
Those who consumed food or beverage Jan. 19-23 should look for signs and symptoms of hepatitis A infection.
Signs include sudden onset of abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, fever, diarrhea, pale white stools, or yellow skin and eyes. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should promptly seek medical attention.
Those who have previously received the hepatitis A vaccine or have had a past history of a hepatitis A infection are considered immune.
Those with specific questions about exposure to hepatitis A at Old Mill Tavern can call 352-527-0068.