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The Cabarrus Health Alliance is investigating a case of Hepatitis A in a employee at the Waffle House located at 1010 Vinehaven Dr. NE, Concord, NC. Hepatitis A is a virus that affects the liver. Notable signs of Hepatitis A are fatigue, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, fever, and possible jaundice.

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Possible exposure may have occured in customers that bought and ate food from the Waffle House on June 20, 2021 between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. or June 21, 2021 between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m.

The virus spreads when someone unknowingly ingested the virus through contact with an infected person or through eating contaminated food or drink, even in microscopic amounts.

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If someone believes they purchased or ate food from this Waffle House during the mentioned time period, they can get a Hepatitis A vaccine. Health officials say if someone has had the vaccine, then they are protected from the virus.