Health officials are warning concertgoers who attended shows at Pine Knob’s Ivy Lounge from August 26 to September 8 of a hepatitis A exposure. One case has been confirmed. September 23 is the last day people who attended the Jason Aldean concert on September 8 can get vaccinated.
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What is Hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. It is highly contagious and transmitted via the fecal-oral route, meaning stool from an infected person contaminates food or beverages that are consumed by others. This happens when infected food handlers don’t properly wash their hands after using the restroom.
Vaccination before or within 14 days after exposure can prevent infection.
The Oakland County Health Department says thousands of people may have been exposed and should monitor themselves for symptoms of the liver infection which include:
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
- Dark urine
- Clay-colored or light-colored stools
- Decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal cramps
- Fever, fatigue, and joint pain.
Usually, these symptoms develop two to seven weeks after exposure. Some people with infections may be asymptomatic, this is often the case for children under six.
Which Ivy Lounge Concerts Were Affected?
- Lynyrd Skynyrd on August 26
- Arctic Monkeys on August 29
- Foreigner on August 30
- Disturbed on September 1
- Beck and Phoenix on September 2
- Pentatonix on September 3
- Rob Zombie on September 5
- Smashing Pumpkins on September 6
- Jason Aldean on September 8
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