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Suffolk: Hepatitus-A Risk at Hamptons Restaurant

Suffolk: Hepatitus-A Risk at Hamptons Restaurant

Southampton - (WALK) The Suffolk County Department of Health Services is investigating a case of Hepatitus A virus, contracted by an employee at a restaurant in Southampton, and say as many as 7,000 patrons who dined at the Driver's Seat on Jobs Lane between August 16 and August 20 may have been exposed.

Preventive treatment for those who may have been exposed to the virus may stop or lesson the severity of illiness when given withing two weeks of exposure, according to the Suffolk County Department of Health Services.

For information call the Suffolk County Department of Health Services: 631-787-2200 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

County officials say free Hepatitus A vaccine or immune globulin will be offered to individuals who patronized the Driver's Seat during the window of exposure at between today and Tuesday September 3.

At Southampton Hospital's 3rd Floor Teaching Center:

Monday, September 2, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

At the SCDHS Offices, 3500 Sunrise Highway, Suite 124 Great River:

Tuesday, September 3, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 3, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Additional information on Hepatitis A is also available at www.cdc.gov.

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