Worker at Miami Italian Restaurant Tested Positive for Hepatitis A

The Florida Department of Health is encouraging anyone who has dined at this Miami-area restaurant to seek medical assessment after identifying a positive case of hepatitis A in a food worker.

Anyone who frequented Primo’s Italian Kitchen and Bar at 1717 North Bayshore Drive between January 26 to February 7 is encouraged to get vaccinated against hepatitis A if they haven’t done so already, health officials said Friday.

Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver that can be caused by the hepatitis A virus. It can be spread when a person eats food or drinks beverages that have been handled by a person infected with the virus without healthy hygiene practices.

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