Pat’s Pizza in Dover-Foxcroft Worker Diagnosed With Hepatitis A
People who ate at Pat's Pizza in Dover-Foxcroft earlier this month may have been exposed to acute hepatitis A.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports a food service worker for the restaurant has tested positive for the disease. That employee worked while infectious on November 11th, 2020. There's no indication that the person knew they were positive for the disease while they were working.
Now, health officials are advising anyone who ate food prepared at Pat's Pizza in Dover-Foxcroft on November 11th that they may be at risk for hepatitis A. This includes dine-in, take-out, delivery, or curbside pickup of food from the restaurant. Anyone who thinks they may have been exposed is urged to get a hepatitis A vaccine by November 25th, 2020. The Maine CDC says there is a 14-day window during which the vaccine would be effective.
Symptoms of hepatitis A can include fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and low grade fever, although not everyone who's infected will display symptoms. Anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to the disease should contact their healthcare provider.
In October, an employee of Texas Roadhouse in Bangor also tested positive for hepatitis A.