Health officials have warned that customers at a Mosshead Lake restaurant are at risk of contracting Hepatitis A.
An activist at The Birches Resort who was ill with hepatitis A, according to Robert Long, a spokesperson for the Menon Center for Disease Control and Prevention, had an infectious diet between treaties 2 and 22.
Anyone who dines or receives takeout, delivery, or curbside pickup from a Rockwood restaurant is at risk of contracting the disease, Long said.
Long said that anyone eating or working at The Birches between 16 and 22 should get vaccinated within 14 days of their exposure. Vaccination is not recommended for people outside the 14-day window when it is effective against infection, but those who eat or work in restaurants between sept 2 and 15 have hepatitis A symptoms. Must see, which can show 15 to 50 days after contact.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hepatitis A symptoms include liver infection, fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, urinary and jaundice. Which can last up to two months.
According to the Federal Health Agency, most people who contract hepatitis A do not have a long-lasting disease.
According to the Maine CDC, hepatitis A is the best way to prevent, although good hand hygiene also plays an important role in preventing its spread. The Maine CDC strongly recommends hepatitis vaccination for people using drugs (injections or non-injections), people experiencing homelessness, people who have sex with men, and who have recently Happened, or was deformed.