Hundreds of people possibly exposed to hepatitis A in a Mexican restaurant in Georgia, where an infected server treated food for two weeks
- A Willy & # 39; s Mexicana Grill server in Cartersville, northwest of Atlanta, was diagnosed with the virus this month
- They worked from 31 May to 17 June with food served at the table
Hundreds of Georgia diners may have been exposed to hepatitis A in a popular Mexican restaurant, officials warn.
A Willy & # 39; s Mexicana Grill server in Cartersville, a 50-minute drive northwest of Atlanta, was diagnosed with the virus this month.
They had been working with food on customers between 31 May and 17 June when the diagnosis became clear.
A spokesperson for Willy said they would ensure that all employees receive the hepa vaccine if they have not already done so and that the facility will be thoroughly cleaned.
Hepatitis A can cause nausea, vomiting, fever and stomach pain, which can last up to two months. Many may have been exposed at Willy & # 39; s in Georgia (photo)
Officials are urging everyone who ate at Willy's in June to get a free vaccine and seek treatment if they experience symptoms.
Hepatitis A, a viral infection, targets the liver.
It can cause nausea, vomiting, fever and stomach pain, which can linger up to two months.
The virus can be spread through food and water that is touched by someone who has the infection.
The new case comes months after Georgia has committed a large-scale hepatitis A outbreak, affecting around 300 people.
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