The Marion County Public Health Department says customers of an Indianapolis restaurant may have been exposed to hepatitis A.
Individuals who dined at Fresco Italian Café on the Canal, 340 W. Michigan St., on Monday, Aug. 6 are recommended to receive the hepatitis A vaccine.
Hepatitis A vaccine given within two weeks of exposure to the virus can prevent the disease. The Marion County Public Health Department is offering this vaccine free of charge at its district health offices to those who visited the restaurant and ate food or drank beverages on Aug. 6.
Officials say the Fresco Italian Café has maintained appropriate food service standards and, after additional inspection by the Marion County Public Health Department, has cooperated with recommendations.
Currently, Indiana and some surrounding states are experiencing higher than normal cases of hepatitis A.
The Marion County Health Department encourages all individuals to watch for signs and symptoms of hepatitis A and contact their health care provider immediately if any symptoms are present.
Anyone with questions about their risk of possible exposure should call the Marion County Public Health Department at (317) 221-2012.