Hepatitis A Case Confirmed in Utica


It's the second recent case of Hepatitis A in Oneida County

This weekend, an employee at Tavolo’s in North Utica tested positive for Hepatitis A. The Oneida County Department of Health says that anyone that dined after 5 p.m. at the restaurant on February 22, 28 or 29, or March 6, 7 or 13 should monitor themselves for symptoms.

They also urged people that dined at the restaurant at any of those March times to still take the vaccine, as it’s effective within two weeks.

“This does not mean the food service facility has done anything wrong,” Phyllis D. Ellis, Oneida County Director of Health said. “Most of the time, people infected with Hepatitis A do not know that they are sick for up to a month after becoming infected with Hepatitis A.”

It’s the second case of Hepatitis A in food service facilities in the last month, as an employee at Cianfrocco’s Subs and Wings tested positive for the virus at the end of February.

Both restaurants remain open, and no other employees have tested positively for the virus.

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