MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. — A food provider worker at Gracious Fisherman in Madeira Seaside, a most standard restaurant at John’s Pass Boardwalk Space, has tested decided for hepatitis A, per the Florida Department of Smartly being in Pinellas County.
DOH-Pinellas said lab results confirmed the worker tested decided on Could perchance also merely 22.
“On Could perchance also merely 21,2019 a non food handling worker called his manager and complained of sickness. He modified into told no longer to return to work and look scientific consideration.
That evening a relative of the worker called and spoke with our Store Supervisor and said that the worker had tested decided for hepatitis A and modified into getting further checking out done.
In the morning of Could perchance also merely 22, 2019 as a precautionary measure our Senior Administration decided to rob action and request all staff procure the vaccine shot. We procure put up a chart of staff and are using them when vital to local pharmacies for their vaccination.
We procure moreover arranged to procure the successfully being dept. arrive to our facility and vaccinate any staff which procure no longer yet obtained it.
We procure supplied the Smartly being Dept. with requested worker data and are working diligently to guarantee our staff and the public that we have got got tremendous successfully being requirements at our operation. The successfully being dept. has been interviewing staff to concept if they’ve any indicators of hepatitis A.
We procure taken corrective action on any violations with our successfully being inspection and are retraining staff in areas of topic.
The Gracious Fisherman Restaurant has been serving top fine seafood to locals and vacationers on the John’s Pass Boardwalk for the previous Forty years.
— The Gracious Fisherman Restaurant
The department recommends any individual that ate or drank on the restaurant between Could perchance also merely 7 and Could perchance also merely 20 must silent procure a hepatitis A vaccination. Those who procure previously obtained the hepatitis A vaccine enact no longer want to rob further action.
DOH-Pinellas is providing the vaccine on the following locations Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.:
- St. Petersburg: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.
- N Pinellas Park: 6350 76th Ave. N
- Mid-County (Largo): 8751 Ulmerton Rd
- Clearwater: 310 N. Myrtle Ave
- Tarpon Springs: 301 S. Disston Ave
Please demonstrate that DOH-Pinellas will seemingly be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, Could perchance also merely 27.
A hotline has been put up within the occasion you would wish questions. The number to name is 727-824-6932.
What’s hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is a a highly contagious illness that assaults the liver. It will also be spread when an particular person unknowingly ingests the virus from objects, food, or drinks atrocious by small, undetected amounts of stool from an infected person.
Folk infected with hepatitis A are most contagious from two weeks outdated to the onset of symptoms to 1 week afterwards. No longer each person who is infected will procure the total symptoms. Indicators in overall initiate within 28 days of publicity to the virus with a vary of 15 to 50 days.
Indicators consist of:
- Lack of streak for food
- Nausea and vomiting
- Belly distress
- Darkish-coloured urine
- Gentle or clay coloured stool
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