Birmingham restaurant worker diagnosed with Hepatitis A

Posted: 2:04 PM, Aug 10, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-10 14:48:21-04
Birmingham restaurant worker diagnosed with Hepatitis A

A worker at a Birmingham restaurant was recently diagnosed with the Hepatitis A infection, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The news release from the MDHHS states the person works in food service at the Social Kitchen and Bar on E. Maple Road.

Customers who ate or drank at the restaurant between July 16 and August 6 may have been exposed to the virus and are being urged to be on the lookout for symptoms. 

Hepatitis A symptoms include abdominal discomfort, dark urine, fever, diarrhea, yellow skin and yellow eyes. 

Health officials say the onset of symptoms is usually 15 to 50 days from exposure. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms is advised to stay home and call their doctor. 

A vaccination for Hepatitis A is available, and could be effective if given within two weeks after exposure, according to the MDHHS.