A restaurant employee in Charlotte, NC, has tested positive for the Hepatitis A virus, according to the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Health officials said the individual worked at the Dogwood Southern Table and Bar in Charlotte. The employee did not prepare food, they said, but was responsible for cleaning and polishing silverware and glasses and delivering food to tables. Health department officials have advised staff members and patrons who visited the restaurant on the dates and times listed below that they may be at risk of developing the virus if they have not been vaccinated. The dates and times of concern include:
- Feb. 3, dinner service, last day to be immunized is Feb. 17
- Feb. 4, dinner service, last day to be immunized is Feb. 18
Anyone who thinks they may have been exposed and has questions may contact the Mecklenburg County Health Department at (980) 314-0950. Not everyone has symptoms. If symptoms develop, they usually appear two to six weeks after becoming infected and can include: fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, gray-colored stools, dark urine, joint pain and jaundice.