Hepatitis A

SOUTH CAROLINA -- Health officials trying to contain an outbreak of hepatitis A in South Carolina are warning customers of five restaurants that they might have been exposed.

The state Department of Health and Environmental Control told news outlets that restaurant employees in Aiken and Hilton Head tested positive. Other workers were found with the virus at restaurants in Lexington County, North Augusta and North Charleston in the last month.

Mecklenburg County Health Department
Mecklenburg County

Updated at 5:29 p.m. 
The Mecklenburg County Health Department reports a new case of Hepatitis A from a worker at the Village Tavern in Charlotte. This comes amid an ongoing outbreak of the contagious liver disease that can last for weeks to months. Director of the county health department Gibbie Harris estimates about 150 people who ate or drank at the restaurant on October 30 may be at risk of infection and should be vaccinated as soon as possible. 

Mecklenburg County

 Mecklenburg County health officials vaccinated more than 2,000 people for hepatitis A after an employee at a fast food restaurant was diagnosed with the liver infection.

Mecklenburg County

At least 1,193 doses of a Hepatitis A vaccine were given to people in Mecklenburg County at risk of contracting the virus, after an employee at a fast food restaurant was diagnosed with the liver disease.

Mecklenburg County

An outbreak of Hepatitis A was reported in Mecklenburg County weeks ago, but five new cases have been reported since June 6 — including a Charlotte restaurant employee diagnosed Monday.