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Siler City Burger King customers urged to get shots

Posted August 13, 2010

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— If you ate at the Siler City Burger King on Aug. 2 or 3, make time for a shot in your weekend plans.

The Chatham County Public Health Department issued a statement late Friday urging patrons of the restaurant, at 1712 E. 11th St., to be vaccinated for hepatitis A after an employee there tested positive for the virus.

Immunizations will be offered for free at the health department, at 1000 S. 10th Ave., Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The vaccine can prevent infection up to 14 days after exposure, so those who ate at the Burger King should get an injection by Aug. 17, the health department said.

The hepatitis A virus is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter – even in microscopic amounts – from contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated by feces or stool of an infected person.


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  • wildcat Aug 18, 2010

    Has the Hispanic community been notify of this situation? If not, they should be.

  • wildcat Aug 18, 2010

    heather...my feelings are not hurt at all. But thanks. Continue to wash your hands and really good. Have a great day.

  • wildcat Aug 18, 2010

    veyor.........Johnson resturant only serves to one race. Times have changed but obviously Johnson is still back in the 60's. So I don't go there and besides his prices are sky high. Want a good burger go to Country Cross Roads.

  • tiblet Aug 18, 2010

    Burger King is gross!

  • veyor Aug 17, 2010

    It must have been after 2pm, or they would have gone to Johnson's.

  • sonicbluezx3 Aug 17, 2010

    racooper151: I think they just do it as a precaution... to protect themselves from anything in case anyone did end up getting it. I had an episode like this years ago with Ragazzi's... one of the cooks tested positive so my family and I had to go get shots.

  • Heather Aug 16, 2010

    Wildcat, I was making a factual statement, not an attack on your person, so retaliation is totally unnecessary. I apologize if i hurt your feelings. Anyway, we all have an opportunity to be exposed to viruses such as Hep A every time we touch something in an uncontrolled environment. Wash your hands and hope for the best when you eat outside of your home.

  • Lickad Aug 16, 2010

    Hispanics tend to carry the hep at an alarming rate... without border protections, it will be rampant in the US too.

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  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Aug 16, 2010

    I haven't eaten at a Burger King in years. GOLO won't allow me to call it the name I usually do, which has to do with nasal drainage. But I do frequent most of the other burger chains.