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Employee at Rome restaurant tests positive for Hepatitis A, customers may require treatment

Anyone who ate at Cianfrocco’s Subs & Wings in Rome from Feb. 3 – 22 may have been exposed to Hepatitis A, according to the Oneida County Health Department (OCHD).

Posted: Feb 24, 2020 6:17 PM
Updated: Feb 25, 2020 12:11 AM

ROME, N.Y. – Anyone who ate at Cianfrocco’s Subs & Wings in Rome from Feb. 3 – 22 may have been exposed to Hepatitis A, according to the Oneida County Health Department (OCHD).

An employee has tested positive for Hep A and worked at the East Dominick Street restaurant while infected.

Photo courtesy of Cianfrocco's Facebook page

The OCHD says people who dined in or ate out from Cianfrocco’s during this time frame must receive preventive treatment within 14 days. The health department says the vaccine will not be effective for anyone exposed prior to Feb. 12.

Signs of exposure include:

  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upset stomach
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Dark urine or light-colored stool
  • Joint pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling tired

Symptoms typically show up within 28 days of exposure, but can take up to 50 days.

Hepatitis A is spread by using utensils or consuming food or drinks touched by an infected person. 

Anyone who may be affected, or is showing symptoms, should call their health care provider or OCHD at 315-798-5747.

The restaurant has been notified and is cooperating with the health department.

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