The parents of eleven children who attended a function at the Burnsville, Minnesota, high school have been asked to monitor their children for symptoms of hepatitis A. According to a story in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, a high school student in the day care center at the high school contracted hepatitis A on a recent trip to Mexico and handled food served to preschool children.
From the story:
The Burnsville Eagan Savage school district sent a letter to parents asking them to watch for symptoms in their children in the next few weeks. The 11 children will not be given preventive shots because too much time has passed since they were exposed, Schultz said.
But if they show symptoms, their family members may be given shots. The school district urged parents of the at-risk children to monitor their households through July.