Hepatitis A case confirmed at Huntsville restaurant: Simcoe Muskoka health unit

A food handler who worked at Family Place Restaurant and Pizza in Huntsville, Ont., has been confirmed to have Hepatitis A, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says.

The infected individual worked at the restaurant on 1 King William St., between Feb. 19 and March 7, according to the health unit.

“We believe the risk of transmission is low,” the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s associate medical officer of health, Colin Lee, said in a statement.

“As a precaution, exposed people should monitor for signs and symptoms for 50 days.”

The health unit is recommending that people get vaccinated against Hepatitis A if they worked, dined or got takeout from the restaurant on the following days and times:

  • Feb. 26, between 5:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Feb. 27, 28, 29 and March 1, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • March 4, between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.
  • March 7, between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Free immunization clinics are being held at the Canada Summit Centre at 20 Park Dr., in Huntsville on the following dates:

  • March 11, between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • March 12, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • March 13, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

People who have had two doses of the vaccine for Hepatitis A do not require further vaccination, according to the health unit.

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