On Tuesday, the state issued a warning to diners who ate a meal at a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Bangor last month to vaccinate for infectious liver disease that could be spread by a food service worker.
Worker who tests positive for acute hepatitis A, has handled the restaurant food for all but two days from October 16 to October 29. Those two days were October 19. and October 28. Anyone who eats at a restaurant on Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said other days from October 20 to October 29 should get vaccinated immediately.
People who ate there from October 16 to 18 “were outside the window recommended to get vaccinated to reduce the likelihood of getting sick”; but should seek medical attention if they develop symptoms of infection. coincidence, the officials said.
According to the World Health Organization, hepatitis A is a viral liver disease that can range from mild to severe. It is passed on through contaminated food and water or by direct contact with infected people.
Most adults with hepatitis A have sudden onset symptoms such as fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea, dark urine, and yellowing of the skin and eyes. Most children under the age of 6 have no symptoms or the infection goes undetected, Maine CDC officials said.
Officials said those who should get vaccinated included anyone who ate food at, taken away, delivered or received curbside food from the restaurant on the dates in question.
Symptoms become apparent 15-50 days after exposure and include. An infected person can spread the virus to others for about two weeks before symptoms start until one week after symptoms end, officials said.