Pasco County health officials have identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker at ICON Gentlemen’s Club in Hudson.
Hepatitis A vaccine or immune globulin (IG) may provide protection against the disease if given within two weeks after exposure. This has prompted officials to recommend hepatitis A vaccination for anyone who ate or drank between April 24 – May 1 at the gentlemen’s club, which is located at 18728 U.S. Hwy 19 in Hudson.
In addition, patrons who consumed any food or beverage from this gentlemen’s club from April 15 – 23 may also have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus. Patrons should monitor for symptoms of hepatitis A infection which include sudden onset of abdominal discomfort, dark urine, fever, diarrhea, pale white stools and yellow skin and eyes (jaundice). Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical attention promptly. Those who have previously received the hepatitis A vaccine do not need to take additional action.