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Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Fri, 08/12/2011 - 7:16am.

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) -- Cumberland County health officials have administered more than 2,700 doses of hepatitis A immunizations after a worker at a local Olive Garden restaurant came down with the illness. The Fayetteville Observer reports (http://bit.ly/on7A14) that so far, the employee is the only confirmed case. People who ate at the restaurant are urged to watch for signs of the illness and contact a doctor if they get sick. Starting Friday, people who ate or worked at the restaurant July 29 and 31 and Aug. 1, 2 and 8 can get free shots at the county health department. The immunization is only effective within 14 days of infection. Signs of infection appear two to six weeks after exposure and can include mild fever, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and other symptoms. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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