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.
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.