Health officials confirmed a death related case of hepatitis A.
A worker at Village Tavern in the SouthPark area of Charlotte, NC exposed patrons on Oct. 30 to hepatitis A, which can be deadly without vaccination.
Village Tavern sites itself as a 'luxury restaurant'.
Patrons who ate or drank at Village Tavern in Charlotte on Congress Street on Oct. 30 or after could have been exposed to hepatitis A and should receive a vaccination ASAP. Public Health is offering free vaccination clinics today.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the vaccine must be given within 14 days of exposure for it to be effective.
Hepatitis A is a contagious and vaccine-preventable liver infection that can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. It is usually transmitted through food or water that has been contaminated with small, undetectable amounts of feces from a contagious person.