The Oneida County Health Department tells NewsChannel 2 that an employee of Tavolo restaurant, located at 131 N. Genesee St. in Utica, has tested positive for Hepatitis A.
The Health Department says the employee worked while infectious and may have exposed people who were patrons of the restaurant. The Health Department is alerting those who either dined-in or had take-out of the potential exposure.
If you dined at the restaurant after 5 p.m. on February 22, 28, or 29, 2020 or March 6, 7, or 13, 2020, please monitor yourself for symptoms.
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of Hepatitis A include:
• Yellow skin or eyes
• Loss of appetite
• Upset stomach
• Stomach pain
• Dark urine or light-colored stools
• Joint pain
In addition, if you dined at the restaurant after 5 p.m. on March 6, 7, or 13, 2020, the Hepatitis A vaccine is effective if given within two weeks of exposure.
Those who consumed food prepared by the restaurant on these dates from after 5:00 p.m. must receive preventive treatment within 14 days of exposure. Please contact the Health Department at 315-798-5064 or your health care provider to receive the Hepatitis A vaccination.
Symptoms commonly appear within 28 days of exposure, with a range of 15 to 50 days. The post-exposure vaccine would not be effective for patrons who were exposed prior to March 6, 2020. If you have any of these symptoms, please contact the Health Department or your health care provider.