Possible ‘Hepatitis A’ exposure at Trading Post Restaurant in Penn Yan

The Yates County Health Department is warning about a possible Hepatitis A exposure at the Trading Post Restaurant in mid- to late-October.

People who ate at the Trading Post Restaurant in Penn Yan on October 18th, October 20th, October 23rd, October 25th or October 28th were potentially exposed to hepatitis A.

“Most people do not get sick when an employee at a restaurant has hepatitis A, but there is still a risk,” the Health Department in Yates said. “As a result of this risk, those who might have been exposed should monitor themselves for signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A over the next 50 days. Signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark-colored urine, clay-colored stools, joint pain, or jaundice. If you develop symptoms, contact your health care provider, and be sure to tell them that you may have been exposed to Hepatitis A.”

“If anyone ate at the restaurant on days other than those listed above, there was no exposure. The restaurant remains open and under no restrictions. The owner and staff at the restaurant have been very cooperative with our investigation and there is currently no ongoing concern or risk to patrons,” health officials added.

Anyone with questions should call 315-536-5160.