A food handler at Sunlife Organics in West Hollywood tested positive for hepatitis A, putting customers who visited the juice bar between March 14-17 at risk for exposure. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is working with the juice bar on West Sunset Boulevard to identify customers who may have been exposed.
— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) March 25, 2022
How to Recognize Hepatitis A Symptoms
Symptoms of a hepatitis A infection typically appear within two to eight weeks after exposure, but some people may be asymptomatic. The virus is most contagious before symptoms appear. Hepatitis A symptoms may include:
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
- Dark urine
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What Should I Do If I Was Exposed to Hepatitis A?
Health officials recommend that customers who visited Sunlife Organics between March 14-17 get a Hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination as soon as possible. The CDC says the best way to prevent infection or reduce illness is to get vaccinated within two weeks of exposure. LA Public Health will offer free hepatitis A vaccinations to people who were exposed at Hollywood Wilshire Health Center from March 27-29. Vaccines may also be available through local pharmacies or doctor’s offices. Health officials recommend checking with your doctor if you already received a hepatitis A vaccine or had a prior infection because you may be protected.