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The Maine CDC says people who ate at Marco’s Italian Restaurant in Lewiston last month may have been exposed to hepatitis A. A food service worker at the Mollison Way restaurant worked during their infectious period September 11, 13, 15–16, 18, 20-22, 25, and 27-28.

According to the Maine CDC, Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease and can spread through person-to-person contact or by consuming contaminated food or water.

An infected person can spread the virus to others from about two weeks before symptom onset until one week after symptoms begin.

From the Maine CDC:

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the hepatitis A virus. It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter – even in microscopic amounts – from contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated by the feces or stool of an infected person. People experiencing homelessness, people who inject drugs, and men who have sex with men are at higher risk.

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