Gentlemen's club worker tests positive for hepatitis A

Florida health officials say a food service worker at a local gentlemen's club has tested positive for hepatitis A. The employee at ICON Gentlemen's Club in Hudson may have exposed patrons who ate or drank at the venue between April 15 and May 1. Anyone who consumed food or drinks there after April 24 should get vaccinated for the virus, according to the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County. Anyone exposed before then is beyond the window where they could get vaccinated and should monitor for symptoms, officials say. Hepatitis A symptoms may include abdominal discomfort, dark urine, fever, diarrhea, pale stool and yellow skin or eyes. Anyone who experiences these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. Most people with hepatitis A get better over time, but they sometimes need to be hospitalized. People who are exposed may be given a vaccine or immune globulin within 14 days. That may help prevent infection. If you have questions, a hepatitis A hotline has been set up at 727-619-0400. Health officials are offering vaccines at the following locations: New Port Richey 10841 Little Road New Port Richey, FL 34654 Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Dade City 13941 15th Street Dade City, FL 33525 Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wesley Chapel 33845 FL-54 Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Published: 12:41 PM EDT May 8, 2019
Updated: 12:40 PM EDT May 8, 2019