The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) has identified a case of acute hepatitis A virus infection in a Dover-Foxcroft food service worker.

From the Maine CDC:

The individual handled food at Pat’s Pizza in Dover-Foxcroft while infectious on November 11, 2020. An assessment of the employee’s illness determined that restaurant patrons may be at risk for hepatitis A infection. Maine CDC recommends that anyone who may have eaten food prepared at Pat’s Pizza in Dover-Foxcroft or worked at the restaurant on November 11, 2020, receive hepatitis A vaccine by November 25, 2020. There is a 14-day window during which vaccine can reduce the likelihood of illness.

Anyone who may have had dine-in, take-out, delivery, or curbside pickup of food from the restaurant should ask a medical provider about receiving the vaccine. Individuals with compromised immune systems or children younger than one year old who visited the restaurant on this date may benefit from hepatitis A immune globulin (IG), upon consultation with their health care providers.

The best way to prevent hepatitis A infection is to get vaccinated.

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