The Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) has confirmed a new case of hepatitis A virus infection in a local restaurant worker. OCHD was notified on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 that a food handler who works at Camillus Hills Golf Course, also known as the Camillus Country Club (5690 Bennetts Corners Rd, Camillus, NY 13031) was diagnosed with the hepatitis A virus and immediately initiated an investigation.
Anyone who consumed food or drinks from Camillus Hills Golf Course/Camillus Country Club during the timeframe of October 13 to 24, 2019 was potentially exposed to the hepatitis A virus. Those who have been fully vaccinated against hepatitis A are protected.
OCHD is advising anyone who consumed food or drinks at the Camillus Hills Golf Course/Camillus Country Club during the timeframe of October 18 to 24, 2019 to receive hepatitis A vaccine as soon as possible, and to call OCHD at 315-435-5752 beginning Thursday, October 31 at 8:30 am.
Those who consumed food or drinks at the Camillus Hills Golf Course/Camillus Country Club during the timeframe of October 13 to 17 may have been exposed but will not benefit from hepatitis A vaccine to prevent infection from this exposure and are encouraged to monitor themselves and their families for symptoms for 50 days after the exposure. Symptoms may include: fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark-colored urine, clay-colored stools, joint pain, or jaundice. If you have any symptoms, contact your healthcare provider and be sure to tell them that you may have been exposed to hepatitis A.
OCHD continues to encourage hepatitis A vaccination for the general public to protect against contracting the illness from any source of exposure. Hepatitis A vaccine is given in two doses, six months apart. Speak with your healthcare provider about getting vaccinated.
The owner and staff at the restaurant are complying with all recommendations from the state and local health department. There is no risk to eating at the Camillus Hills Golf Course/Camillus Country Club at this time.
For more information:
- OCHD: http://www.ongov.net/health/hepatitisA.html
- New York State Department of Health: health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/hepatitis/
- CDC: cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav/afaq.htm