Additional exposures to Hepatitis A at Camden location

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UTICA — The Oneida County Health Department has learned of additional dates and times worked by a LaRoma’s Pizzeria employee who has tested positive for Hepatitis A.

In addition to the Rome establishment, the employee also worked at LaRoma’s of Camden located at 3 Harden Boulevard in Camden on April 30 and May 1.

The Hepatitis A vaccination is effective if given within two weeks of the exposure. Those who consumed food prepared by LaRoma’s of Camden on April 30 or May 1 between 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. must receive preventive treatment within 14 days of the exposure.

To get a Hepatitis A vaccination, you can contact your health care provider or contact the Health Department at 315-798-5747 and press 1 to make an appointment. Rome Memorial Hospital is also offering drive through Hepatitis A vaccination clinics May 12, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. and May 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at Chestnut Commons.

Symptoms of hepatitis commonly appear within 28 days of exposure, with a range of 15 to 50 days. If you notice any symptoms, including but not limited to, upset stomach, fever, dark urine, light colored stools, diarrhea, yellow skin or eyes, please contact your health care provider or the Health Department. “Hepatitis can be prevented with vaccination”, said Phyllis D. Ellis, BSN, MS, FACHE, Director of Health.

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