Simcoe Muskoka health unit confirms 2nd case of Hepatitis A at Huntsville restaurant

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has confirmed a second case of Hepatitis A in a second food handler at the Family Place Restaurant and Pizza in Huntsville, Ontario.

The first Hepatitis A case was confirmed at the same restaurant several weeks ago.

“As a precaution, exposed people should monitor for signs and symptoms for 50 days,” Dr. Colin Lee, the local health unit’s associate medical officer of health, said in a statement.

“The disease can result in a liver infection and can be a greater health risk for older adults and those with liver disease.”

The health unit is recommending that people get vaccinated against Hepatitis A if they worked, dined or got takeout from the restaurant on the following days and times:

  • March 12, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • March 13, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • March 15, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

People who have received a dose of the vaccine in the last month or have gotten a complete series of the vaccine do not need to be immunized, according to the health unit. Those who’ve been infected with Hepatitis A also do not need the vaccine.

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