Hepatitis A In Elmira

If you ate at Elmira’s Maple Lawn Dairy Family Restaurant between September 26th and October 10th, you may want to schedule an appointment with your doctor.

That’s the advice from the Chemung County Health Department. Officials there say a restaurant employee is diagnosed with Hepatitis A. The county's Environmental Health Director says the worker was removed promptly after the discovery, but at least three additional cases have been identified within the last three days.

Tom kump says Hepatitis A is generally a mild illness that affects the liver with an average incubation period of 28-days. Symptoms include fatigue, fever, poor appetite, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dark urine, and yellowing of the skin and eyes. Kump says recent health inspections at maple lawn dairy showed no further threat for the illness or anything similar.

Once again, the date range you need to keep in mind if you ate at Maple Lawn Dairy Family Restaurant is September 26th to October 10th.