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Hundreds in NC seek protective hepatitis A vaccine

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) -- Hundreds of people are lining up to
get vaccines to protect them against Hepatitis A linked to a worker
at a Fayetteville restaurant.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday
that about 500 people lined up for shots at
a free clinic that extended its hours to handle the rush.

State public health officials warn that anyone who ate at the
Fayetteville Olive Garden restaurant over eight days in late July
and early August may have been exposed to the disease and should
get immunized. Patrons may have been exposed before July 25, but
the vaccine won't help them.

Symptoms of Hepatitis A appear two to six weeks after exposure
and include mild fever, lost appetite, vomiting, and jaundice that
causes yellowness of eyes or skin.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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