The Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention sent out information Tuesday evening of a possible exposure to Hepatitis A at Texas Roadhouse in Bangor.

Details released state that an individual working at the Bangor restaurant was identified as having an active Hepatitis A viral infection.  The employee handled food at the restaurant on specific days throughout the month of October which were identified as the following dates:

  • October 16, 2020
  • October 17, 2020
  • October 18, 2020
  • October 20, 2020
  • October 22, 2020
  • October 23, 2020
  • October 24, 2020
  • October 25, 2020
  • October 27, 2020
  • October 29, 2020

The Maine CDC states that after an assessment of the Texas Roadhouse employee's infection and work tasks that patrons of the Bangor restaurant may be at risk for contracting Hepatitis A.

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.