Mike Reagan of WMTW reports that the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a health alert about hepatitis A. However, the Maine CDC will not say what restaurant it is.
The center said that a food service worker at a Cumberland County restaurant tested positive for the virus. Maine CDC did not identify the location but said the person was working with food between Sept. 29 and Oct. 11.
Patrons at the unnamed restaurant may be at risk for infection.
Anyone experiencing fever, jaundice, nausea, clay-colored stool and dark urine are urged to get tested, Maine CDC said.
It is mainly contracted through the fecal-oral route by people who have not washed their hands well after going to the bathroom. Mills said people handling food can transmit the virus to other people, which is why regulations exist for food service workers.
Dr. Sheila Pinette, director of the Maine CDC, refused to comment on Thursday.
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