People who ate at restaurant at risk for hepatitis

August 13, 2010 1:40:16 PM PDT
Health officials in Chatham County have a warning for anyone who ate at the Burger King restaurant in Siler City August 2-3.

They say there's a risk customers might develop hepatitis A.

"It is important that persons who consumed food from the restaurant on these dates receive an injection of hepatitis A immune globulin or vaccine by August 17, 2010," said Holly Coleman, Health Director at the Chatham County Public Health Department.

The Burger King located at 1712 East 11th Street (Hwy 64).

Exposed patrons may obtain the immunization through the Chatham County Public Health Department, 1000 South 10th Avenue, Siler City, NC at a walk-in clinic on Sunday, August 15 from noon-5:00pm and Monday and Tuesday, August 16 and 17 from 8:30am-6:30pm or from their physician.

Both immune globulin (also called gamma globulin) and hepatitis A vaccine can prevent infection with hepatitis A virus if given within 14 days of exposure. Individuals must receive the vaccine by August 17, 2010. Individuals current on hepatitis A vaccine are considered protected from this virus. Questions and concerns will be addressed by calling the Health Department at (919) 742-5641 in Siler City or (919) 542-8220 in Pittsboro.

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