Potential Hepatitis A exposure at Trading Post Restaurant

Staff reports
The Chronicle Express

BLUFF POINT – Due to a diagnosed employee at the Trading Post Restaurant on Assembly Ave. in Bluff Point,  people who ate there on five dates, Oct. 18, 20, 23, 25, and 28, were potentially exposed to hepatitis A.

Deb Minor

"Most people do not get sick when an employee at a restaurant has hepatitis A," Yates County Public Health Director Deb Minor says, "but there is still a risk."

As a result of this risk, those who might have been exposed should monitor themselves for signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A over the next 50 days.

Signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A include:

  • fever
  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • dark colored urine
  • clay-colored stools
  • joint pain
  • jaundice

If you develop symptoms, contact your health care provider and tell them that you may have been exposed to Hepatitis A.

YC Public Health

"If anyone ate at the restaurant on days other than those listed above, there was no exposure," assured Minor. "The Trading Post Restaurant remains open and under no restrictions. The owner and staff at the restaurant have been very cooperative with our investigation and there is currently no ongoing concern or risk to patrons."

For questions please contact our office at 315-536-5160.