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DOH-Pasco Identifies Case of Hepatitis A in Food Service Worker; Encourages Vaccination

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The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco) has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker at ICON Gentlemen’s Club in Hudson. Hepatitis A vaccine or immune globulin (IG) may provide protection against the disease if given within two weeks after exposure. Therefore, Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for anyone who ate or drank between April 24 – May 1 at the gentlemen’s club, which is located at 18728 U.S. Hwy 19 in Hudson.

CLINIC LOCATIONS & HOURS:

10841 Little Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34654

Mon-Fri ~ 8 am - 5 pm

13941 15th St, Dade City, FL 33525

Mon-Thurs ~ 8 am - 5 pm

33845 FL-54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

Tues, Thurs, Fri ~ 8 am - 5 pm

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Hepatitis A Virus is a vaccine-preventable form of infectious hepatitis.

1. Hepatitis A is contagious and can harm your liver.

2. Prevent the spread of hepatitis A. Talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated.

3. The hepatitis A vaccine is safe and effective.

The hepatitis A information line is available to the public to answer questions regarding hepatitis A activity in Florida. The information line is available Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm during normal business hours.

The toll free number is 1-844-CALL-DOH (844-225-5364)

You may email your questions to: HepA@flhealth.gov

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