AUGUSTA – The Maine CDC is issuing a warning to anyone who was in the Rockwood area recently after identifying a case of Acute Hepatitis A.
The CDC said the case is connected to a food service worker at The Birches Resort Restaurant on Moosehead Lake.
According to the CDC, the worker handled food while infectious from September 2 through September 22.
The CDC says the best way to prevent the illness is to get vaccinated.
The CDC is advising anyone who may have eaten food prepared there, or worked at the restaurant, from September 16 through September 22 to contact their medical provider and get the Hepatitis A vaccine within 14 days of potential exposure.
According to a statement from the Maine CDC, people who visited the restaurant from September 2 through September 15 are outside the window for which prophylaxis is recommended. The CDC says those people should still watch for symptoms and contact a doctor if symptoms develop.
For more information, visit the CDC’s Hepatitis A website.