Thousands Exposed to Hepatitis A at New York City Restaurant

Infected employee back from a Mexican vacation exposes diners to the liver disease.
1:52 | 04/06/13

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Thousands of customers of a popular New York restaurant were told their final course may have actually been contaminated. With hepatitis. The seven it also on west tenth street between march 23. And April 2 Eyewitness News reporter Matt Goss. -- is -- west village restaurant known for -- Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine but now it's picked up a less favorable distinction. Investigated by the health department for hepatitis -- Health officials say anyone who ate dessert at -- between march 23 to April 2 is at risk. And they're urging affected patrons to get a hepatitis a vaccination. These isolated -- today. That's a fictional believe -- she's she's -- on the premises got employee travel to Mexico and was infected with hepatitis. -- Hepatitis a is a liver disease that usually spread through contaminated food or water symptoms include jaundice fatigue abdominal pain nausea and diarrhea. While the disease is rarely fatal people who have been exposed should get the vaccine within two weeks. The restaurant's owner says as many as 3000 people -- -- altar during March 23 to April 2. The Health Department says -- trying to track down people who works focused. Despite the health scare customers continued pouring into the trendy coterie tucked away in the village unfazed by the news. Is the Health Department already cleared at night I don't really not really worried. Does that happen here it wasn't like he's ever -- that night fans happening but we think it's. The Health Department will be offering free vaccine Saturday morning as well as Sunday and Monday at the Chelsea health center. Reporting in the west village back those -- channel seven Eyewitness News.

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