ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — For the second time in recent days, a Bay Area restaurant worker has tested positive for Hepatitis A.
- Employee worked at Toasted Monkey in St. Pete Beach
- Hepatitis A vaccine offered at 5 locations
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The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County announced the latest case Monday.
The employee worked at Toasted Monkey at 6110 Gulf Blvd. between Oct. 17-28.
Residents who dined at the restaurant during that time and haven't been vaccinated for Hepatitis A should get vaccinated, health officials said.
The vaccine is being offered at these locations:
- St. Petersburg: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N
- Pinellas Park: 6350 76th Ave. N
- Mid-County (Largo): 8751 Ulmerton Rd
- Clearwater: 310 N. Myrtle Ave
- Tarpon Springs: 301 S. Disston Ave
Another positive case of Hepatitis A was confirmed Oct. 22 in Ybor City.
The individual worked at Hamburger Mary's Bar and Grille, located at 1800 East 8th Avenue, between October 4 and October 20.
Health officials said Monday that about 620 residents got vaccinated. So far there have been no Hepatitis A cases linked to the Hamburger Mary's incident.
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious disease of the liver. According to health officials, people infected are most contagious from two weeks before onset of symptoms to up to one week after.