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Hepatitis Scare Hits Cary Restaurant

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CARY — If you dined at the Ragazzi's on Cary Towne Boulevard between July 28thand August 15th, you might have been exposed to hepatitis "A." A cook atthe Italian eatery contracted the disease, and he may have transmitted itbecause he failed to wash his hands.

Hepatitis is transmitted from hand to mouth, usually through infectedwater or infected food. Had the worker followed good sanitary techniques,there might not be a scare.

Proper hand washing includes using anti-bacterial soap and washing andscrubbing thoroughly up to the elbows, if handling food for others toconsume.

Symptoms of hepatitis include sudden fever, weakness, loss of appetite,nausea, and abdominal discomfort.

If you ate at the Cary Towne Boulevard Ragazzi's between July 28th andAugust 15th, you may have been exposed to the disease. You should call theWake County Health Department immediately at (919)250-4500. A serum couldprevent you from becoming sick.