Mecklenburg County Health Department

Just one day after public health officials urged customers of a Hardee’s restaurant in Charlotte, NC, to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A, almost 900 people had received the post-exposure treatment.

Mecklenburg County Public Health Director Gibbie Harris on Tuesday said the Hepatitis A outbreak in the county is growing, announcing that a Hardee’s employee could have exposed 4,000 people to the virus. Harris listed days and times for vaccination clinics and implored customers and restaurant employees to visit them. 

Anyone who ate at the implicated Hardee’s restaurant in Charlotte between June 13 and June 23 could have been exposed to
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http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-person-receiving-vaccine-close-up-vaccination-protection-image34491574After an employee of Dogwood Southern Table and Bar in Charlotte, NC, tested positive for the Hepatitis A virus last month, the Mecklenburg County Health Department advised staff members and patrons who visited the restaurant over a two-day period to get a vaccination. Now Jon Dressler, the owner of Dogwood, is proposing that all restaurant employees in Mecklenburg County be vaccinated in order to prevent the possibility of future transmission. According to Time Warner Cable News in Charlotte, vaccinating all of the 426,000 restaurant workers in the state would cost about $64 million. “You weigh the expense of the
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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
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