The Minnesota Health Department is warning that people who ate at Pizza Ranch in Slayton, Minnesota, may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus. Two food workers at the restaurant recently tested positive for hepatitis A infection. The Argus-Leader reported:
Patrons could have been exposed between April 9 and Tuesday. Symptoms usually begin two to seven weeks after exposure between April 23 and June 19.
Lyon Lincoln Murray Pipestone County Public Health Services will have a clinic to provide immune globulin to those who ate at Pizza Ranch or at events it catered between April 20 and Tuesday, but a date has yet to be set. IG can be given within 14 days of exposure to the virus to protect against developing infection.
Those exposed before before April 20 won’t benefit from receiving IG, but could develop hepatitis A in the next few weeks.