Hepatitis A case confirmed in food service worker employed at Frontier Club, 116 E. Broadway, Meridian

The Frontier Club employee worked the following days and shifts while contagious:

Friday, August 2 from 9 pm to close (approx. 2 am)
Saturday, August 3 from 9 pm to close (approx. 2 am)

The risk of becoming infected with hepatitis A through an infected food service worker is low but CDH encourages anyone who ate on any of the dates identified, and has not received a hepatitis A vaccine, or is unsure about their vaccine status, to consider getting vaccinated. CDH is offering free hepatitis A vaccine to anyone who ate at this restaurant on an identified date listed above. Where applicable, insurance will be billed an administrative vaccine fee, however there will be no out of pocket cost. Call 208-321-2222 to make an appointment.

In order for the hepatitis A vaccine to help prevent possible transmission, patrons must get the vaccine within two weeks of the date they may have been exposed.

Those with questions about their immunization record, who wish to make a vaccine appointment or have questions related to hepatitis A and potential exposure at this restaurant may call 208-321-2222.

Potentially exposed patrons should also watch for symptoms of hepatitis A which may include abdominal pain, dark urine, fatigue, fever, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), light-colored stools, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. Hepatitis A symptoms typically develop around 4 weeks after exposure if you have been infected. If symptoms occur, seek medical attention.