According to press reports a Camillus Country Club employee in Camillus, New York has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, according to the Onondaga County Health Department.
Anyone who ate or drank at Camillus Hills Golf Course or the Camillus Country Club from October 13 through October 24 was possibly exposed to the virus, officials said in a news release Wednesday evening.
The county was notified of the possible exposure on Wednesday, officials said.
County officials did not say how many people may have been exposed to the virus.
Anyone who ate or drank at the country club between October 18 and October 24 should receive a vaccine as soon as possible, officials said.
The vaccine will not help people exposed between October 13 and October 17, officials said. Those customers should watch for symptoms for 50 days, officials said.
The county officials said anyone who may have been exposed and would like to receive the vaccine should call the health department at 315-435-5752 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
The Hepatitis A vaccine is given in two doses, six months apart.
Many people with the virus have no symptoms. If symptoms develop they usually appear two to six weeks after exposure.
Symptoms can include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark‐colored urine, clay‐colored stools, joint pain, or jaundice. People who have symptoms should contact their healthcare provider to let them know about the possible exposure to hepatitis A, officials said.
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus. Mild cases of Hepatitis A don’t require treatment. Most people who are infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage. But in some cases Hepatitis A can cause liver failure and death.
People can get Hepatitis A from contaminated food or water or from close contact with a person or object that’s infected.
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