GULFPORT, Fla. — There has been another case of hepatitis A involving a Pinellas County restaurant worker.
- Case found in Gulfport restaurant worker; timeframe June 4-11
- RELATED: Hepatitis C Testing, Education Available In Pinellas
- LINK: Florida Department of Health hepatitis A page
The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County said the employee works at Gulfport Family Restaurant on 49th Street South.
Residents who dined the restaurant from June 4-11 and haven't been vaccinated for hepatitis A should contact their doctor or the health department.
"When a case's infectious period coincides with a work timeframe that might expose the public to hepatitis A, we consider whether to do a patron notification," said Dr. Ulyee Choe, director of the county's department of health.
"It's not a step we take lightly, but it's one that's undertaken when it's necessary to protect the health of the public, as with this one," Choe said.
Anyone with specific questions about exposure to hepatitis A at Gulfport Family Restaurant can call (727) 824-6932 to reach the Epidemiology staff.