March 21, 2018

Hepatitis A Exposure at Southampton Driver’s Seat Restaurant

A worker at the Driver’s Seat Restaurant at 62 Jobs Lane in Southampton, New York has tested positive for hepatitis A, according to the Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS). Anyone who ate there between August 6 and August 20, 2013 may have been exposed to the virus. A hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccine within 2 weeks of exposure can prevent or lessen the severity of illness.

VaccineThe county will offer free hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccinations to anyone who dined at this restaurant between August 16 and August 20, 2013. Go to the 3rd Floor Teaching Center at Southampton Hospital at 240 Meeting House Lane August 30 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm; August 31 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm; September 2 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm; and September 3 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Treatment is also being offered at SCDHS offices at 3500 Sunrise Hwy, Suite 124, Great River, on Friday August 30 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Tuesday September 3, 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. You can also get treatment from your healthcare provider. Treatment is not recommended for anyone exposed before August 16, 2013; in that case, monitor yourself for the symptoms of hepatitis A.

Those symptoms include fever, yellowing of the eyes and skin, fatigue, poor appetite, stomach pain, nausea, dark colored urine, and light clay-colored stools. Most people recover within a few weeks. Symptoms usually appear within 4 weeks of exposure.

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