The Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention sent out information Friday morning of a possible exposure to Hepatitis A at a restaurant in Dover-Foxcroft.

Maine CDC states that a food service worker who handled food at the Pat's Pizza in Dover-Foxcroft had active acute Hepatitis A on November 11th and had served patrons.  The CDC is advising anyone who had eaten food or from the Pat's Pizza in Dover Foxcroft, whether take out, dine-in, delivery or curbside pickup, or who worked at the establishment on November 11th get a Hepatitis A vaccine by November 25th.

In the beginning of November, details were released from the Maine CDC about another Hepatitis A exposure from Texas Roadhouse in Bangor which included specific days throughout the month of October when exposure could have occurred.

The Maine CDC is advising patrons who may have eaten food from Texas Roadhouse on the days listed above that, to get a Hepatitis vaccine within 14 days of your potential exposure.  Food from the restaurant, whether through dine-in, take-out, delivered, or curbside pick-up, has put patrons at risk for exposure.

The vaccine must be taken with 14 days to reduce illness of Hepatitis A.

If you visited the restaurant on a date listed above but are outside of the 14 day window, it is advised that you watch for Hepatitis A viral infection symptoms.

Symptoms for Hepatitis A contraction include:

  • Tiredness
  • Low appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Dark urine
  • Jaundice

If symptoms arise, the Maine CDC advises that you seek medical attention.  It is also important to note that children under 6 years of age may not show symptoms.

For more information about Hepatitis A, please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website especially dedicated to Viral Hepatitis.