No new hepatitis A cases detected after a juice bar employee was confirmed to be infected
West Hollywood, California – Officials from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said on Friday that an employee at a juice bar in West Hollywood had been infected with hepatitis A, which can cause liver damage.
They said they are working with the business’s owners to identify any customers who may have been in contact with the employee.
As of this writing, no additional hepatitis A cases have been detected.
Officials are urging anyone who visited the bar between March 14 and March 17 to get a shot for hepatitis A. People who have already gotten the vaccine or who have had a past illness do not need to be vaccinated again.
Free hepatitis shots will be offered to anyone who has been exposed to the virus in the next week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday and Monday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the Hollywood Wilshire Health Center.