A sick employee at a restaurant and event space in Cortlandt Manor has Westchester County’s Health Department offering free testing to people who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A.
The health department has treated about 130 people at three clinics. About 350 people are estimated to have dined at Monteverde at Oldstone between May 24 and June 10. The patrons include a wedding party with guests from 11 states including neighboring New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The county health department is being assisted in reaching wedding guests by health departments in those states and New York City. A number of people connected with the wedding have already received treatment.
Preventative treatment is only effective if given within 14 days of the exposure. Failure to be vaccinated does not necessarily result in infection, health officials said. Anyone who develops symptoms should contact their doctor of the health department immediately.
A fourth free clinic will be held on Tuesday in White Plains from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the county health department, 134 Court Street.
Hepatitis A is a viral liver disease transmitted by ingesting contaminated food or water or through direct contact with an infectious person. Hepatitis A is generally a mild illness that affects the liver. Symptoms include fatigue, fever, poor appetite, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dark urine and yellowing of the skin and eyes, and can develop from two weeks to two months after exposure.
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