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Dunkin’ worker in Steuben County tests positive for hepatitis, customers urged to monitor for symptoms

On top of a pandemic, public health officials in Steuben County are warning about a possible Hepatitis A exposure at a Dunkin’ Donuts store.

An employee at a location on West Morris Street in Bath tested positive, and worked between August 17th and August 22nd.

Anyone who was there during that time frame has not previously been vaccinated for hepatitis A should monitor their health for 50 days for any symptoms.

Those symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-colored stool, joint pain, or jaundice.

“The Hepatitis A virus can be transmitted through consuming food or drinks that have been contaminated by an infectious individual,” said Darlene Smith, Steuben County Public Health Director. “We recommend all residents get the Hepatitis A vaccine as part of their routine vaccine schedule.”