Ybor restaurant patrons should get vaccinated after worker tests positive for Hepatitis A

Hillsborough County

Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated for Hepatitis A after an employee at a Ybor City restaurant tested positive for the virus. 

Customers who ate at the Hamburger Mary’s Bar and Grille, 1800 East 8th Ave., between Oct. 4 and Oct. 20 should get vaccinated, the health department warned. Those who have already been vaccinated do not need to take action.

The DOH-Hillsborough extended its hours of operation at the Sulphur Springs location for those who need to receive the hepatitis A vaccine. The clinic will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. Saturday, the clinic will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. Regular hours, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will resume on Monday.

According to the Mayo Clinic, Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. You’re most likely to get it from contaminated food or water or from close contact with a person or object that is infected. 

Symptoms can include:

*Jaundice (yellowing skin and whites of eyes)
*Loss of appetite
*Nausea and vomiting
*Stomach pain
*Dark-colored urine
*Pale or clay colored stool

If you’re experiencing symptoms of Hepatitis A, seek medical attention immediately. The Health Department says vaccines are the best form of prevention.

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