Officials: Charlotte pizza worker has hepatitis A

The Associated Press

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CHARLOTTE — Mecklenburg County health officials say recent customers of a Charlotte pizza restaurant should get a hepatitis A vaccine.

Officials say a Papa John's employee got sick March 24 but wasn't diagnosed until Monday, after he had been hospitalized.

The health department is urging anyone who ate food from the Cambridge Commons Drive restaurant between March 28 and Monday to get a hepatitis A vaccine. Authorities say about 2,400 food orders may have been served during the time the worker was infected and before his diagnosis.

Doctors warned people to watch for symptoms including nausea, vomiting and jaundice.

Free vaccines are being offered from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Another clinic is planned for Saturday.

The restaurant is open and has been sanitized.

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