SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker at Duval’s in Sarasota.
The employee may have been exposed patrons at the restaurant located at 1435 Main Street between April 26 to May 10.
DOH-Sarasota conducted an investigation and determined the worker may have been infectious.
If you frequented the restaurant during the time period and have not previously been vaccinated for hepatitis A, you should consider getting vaccinated.
Patrons should monitor for symptoms of hepatitis A infection which include sudden onset of abdominal discomfort, dark urine, fever, diarrhea, pale white stools and yellow skin and eyes (jaundice). Anyone experiencing symptoms should seek medical attention promptly.
DOH-Sarasota is offering the hepatitis A vaccine for free at their Sarasota and North Port Immunization Clincs.
DOH-Sarasota, 2200 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota
Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays: 8 – 11 a.m. and 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8 – 11 a.m.
Fridays: 8 – 11 a.m. and 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
DOH – Sarasota, North Port, 6950 Outreach Way, North Port
Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays: 8 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8 – 11:30 a.m.
Fridays: 8 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 3:30 p.m.