The Seneca County Health Department has confirmed a case of Hepatitis A in a food service worker employed at the McDonalds located at 2500 Mound Rd. Waterloo, NY. Public health officials are stressing there is a low risk of contracting illness, however, individuals who have not been previously vaccinated for Hepatitis A and who consumed food/drink from McDonalds on the following dates should consider treatment.

Hepatitis A Image/CDC
Hepatitis A Image/CDC

If you ate at McDonald’s at 2500 Mound Road Waterloo, NY on any of the following dates you should attend the vaccine clinic below.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Thursday, November, 5th 2015

Friday, November 6th 2015

Sunday, November 8th 2015

A vaccine clinic was held today and an additional clinic will be held Sunday, November 15, 2015 – 10:00 am-4:00 pm at the Mynderse Academy Gymnasium, 105 Troy Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis A virus. It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter — even in microscopic amounts — from contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated by the feces, or stool, of an infected person.

Symptoms can begin 15 to 50 days after becoming infected. It is also possible to be infected and not have any symptoms. For symptomatic individuals, the severity of symptoms can range from mild to severe.

Common symptoms of hepatitis A include: Fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, dark urine, stomach pains and jaundice (yellowing of the skin).

There are no special treatments for Hepatitis A. If you were recently exposed to Hepatitis A virus and have not been vaccinated against Hepatitis A, you might benefit from an injection of either immune globulin or Hepatitis A vaccine. However, the vaccine or immune globulin must be given within the first 2 weeks after exposure to be effective.