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CDC Confirms Case Of Hepatitis A In Waterville Food Service Worker

A case of hepatitis A has been identified in a food service worker in Waterville.

The Maine Center for Disease Control says the individual prepared food at Joseph's Market while infectious from December 27 to January 9.

Customers who purchased or ate meat, deli or ready-to-eat items during that time frame are at risk for becoming infected with hepatitis A. The state CDC advises patrons to contact a health provider if they show any signs of infection, such as fatigue, poor appetite, nausea, stomach pain and jaundice.

Hepatitis A is a liver disease that is preventable with a vaccine up to 14 days after exposure.