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Health Officials Urge Patrons Of Bloomington Buffalo Wild Wings To Get Hepatitis A Vaccination

Last updated on Friday, January 11, 2019

(BLOOMINGTON) - Anyone who ate at the Buffalo Wild Wings on Bloomfield Road in Bloomington is being urged to get a hepatitis A vaccine.

The Monroe County Health Department and the Monroe County Public Health Clinic are holding vaccination clinics for those who ate at the restaurant, located at 1350 W. Bloomfield Road, between Jan. 2 -6.

An employee of the restaurant who handled food was diagnosed with the virus.

"While it is relatively rare for restaurant patrons to become infected with hepatitis A virus due to an infected food handler, anyone who consumed food or drinks at Buffalo Wild Wings in Bloomington during these dates is recommended to receive a hepatitis A vaccination within 14 days of exposure as further protection from becoming ill," the health department said in a statement. "Buffalo Wild Wings is working closely with health officials to prevent any new cases from arising as a result of this case and the restaurant is open for business."

Vaccination clinics are scheduled at the Monroe County Public Health Clinic, 333 E. Miller Drive in Bloomington. The vaccine must be administered within two weeks after the last day of exposure.

Here's when they'll be taking place:

Anyone who may have been infected who cannot make one of those times should contact their personal doctor.

Officials say the restaurant was disinfected and has reopened.

Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver that can cause loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness, fever, stomach pain, brown-colored urine, and light-colored stools. Yellowing of the skin or eyes may also appear. People can become ill up to seven weeks after being exposed to the virus.

Anyone who ate or drank at the restaurant during the time in question should:

Anyone with questions is asked to call a hotline set up by the health department at 812-349-2997.

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