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Customers who ate at a Charlotte Hardee's may need hepatitis A vaccine

Posted June 26, 2018 4:14 p.m. EDT
Updated June 26, 2018 4:16 p.m. EDT

— Customers who ate at Hardee's restaurant on Little Rock Road in Charlotte between June 13 and 23 should receive a hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, according to NBC affiliate WCNC.

Public Health Director Gibbie Harris said Tuesday that the outbreak identified by the State and Centers for Disease Control earlier this month in Mecklenburg County has led to five additional cases since June 6, including a Hardee's employee diagnosed Monday.

“After consulting with the State today, we are recommending a vaccination for exposed employees and patrons who ate at the 2604 Little Rock Road location between June 13 and 23,” Harris said. “According to the CDC, the vaccine must be given within 14 days of exposure for the vaccine to be effective.”

People who dined at the Hardees on June 13 and 14 are strongly urged to get a vaccination in the next two days.

According to the Mayo Clinic symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Sudden nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort, especially on the upper right side beneath your lower ribs (by your liver)
  • Clay-colored bowel movements
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low-grade fever
  • Dark urine
  • Joint pain
  • Yellowing of the skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
  • Intense itching