The Seneca County Health Department has confirmed a case of Hepatitis A in a food service worker employed at Mark’s Pizzeria at 1963 Kingdom Plaza, Waterloo, NY. Public health officials stated that individuals not previously vaccinated for Hepatitis A and who consumed cold foods, such as subs, salads, vegetables, lemons and celery sticks, from Mark’s Pizzeria should seek treatment. Anyone previously immunized for Hepatitis A by their physician or through clinics recently held by the Seneca County Health Department DO NOT need to be re-immunized. Individuals who consumed cold foods from the Mark’s Pizzeria located at 1963 Kingdom Plaza, Waterloo, NY, on Nov. 13, 2015, through Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, are advised to monitor themselves for signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A for the next 4-6 weeks. If you consumed cold foods from Mark’s Pizzeria located at 1963 Kingdom Plaza, Waterloo, NY, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, through Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, you should seek treatment for Hepatitis A. Vaccination clinics will be held in the Seneca County Office Building located at 1 DiPronio Dr., Waterloo, NY, Third Floor Board of Supervisor’s Room, on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, 1-7 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, 3-7 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, from noon-4 p.m. ET. Individuals are strongly encouraged to preregister and arrive during their scheduled appointment times. To pre-register, visit here, or call the New York State Department of Health Hotline at 1-844-364-6397 for more information. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis A virus. It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter — even in microscopic amounts — from contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated by the feces, or stool, of an infected person.
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