Employee tests positive for Hepatitis A at Madeira Beach restaurant

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County said it identified another case of hepatitis A in a restaurant worker. The DOH-Pinellas said a person working at the Friendly Fisherman restaurant on Madeira Beach was infectious May 7-20. Health officials say those who visited the restaurant during that period and have not been vaccinated for hepatitis A should get vaccinated. Those who have been vaccinated against hepatitis A do not have to get vaccinated again. The DOH-Pinellas is offering vaccines 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at these locations: St. Petersburg: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N Pinellas Park: 6350 76th Ave. N Mid-County (Largo): 8751 Ulmerton Rd. Clearwater: 310 N. Myrtle Ave. Tarpon Springs: 301 S. Disston Ave. The DOH has set up a 24-hour hotline has been set up for people who have questions about hepatitis A. The number to call is 727-824-6932. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A.
Published: 12:12 PM EDT May 24, 2019
Updated: 12:11 PM EDT May 24, 2019