Saturday, 18 May 2019 21:31

CDC says restaurant worker had hepatitis

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CARIBOU - If you've eaten in northern Maine recently, you might want to check what vaccinations you've had.

 

According to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a food service worker at the Burger Boy Restaurant in Caribou was identified as having hepatitis, a contagious liver disease.

 

According to the Maine CDC, anyone who ate or worked at Burger Boy from May 3rd to May 13th should get a "hepatitis A" vaccine, as there's a 14 day window where it's still effective after exposure.

 

On the restaurant's Facebook page, the owner wrote the employee came to work on Monday and then went straight to the hospital after starting to feel ill, and that they weren't aware he was sick before that.

 

The owner said they work to ensure safety.

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