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Hepatitis Alert

Have you eaten at the D&D Bar and Grill in Bend?
   April 16, 2003 — Deschutes County Health officials announced Tuesday that persons who ate at the D & D Bar and Grill, 927 NW Bond St., in Bend, between the approximate dates of February 26 and March 15 may have been exposed to hepatitis A.
    An employee of the restaurant may have unknowingly passed the virus to patrons during the course of their work during that time period.
    The purpose of this alert is to prevent further potential spread of hepatitis A to residents or visitors in Deschutes County.
    Patrons and their family members should monitor their health for potential symptoms at least through May 4th. Persons experiencing flu-like symptoms should contact their health care provider.
    Hepatitis A is a viral disease of the liver. Typical symptoms of this virus include fatigue, fever, uneasiness or discomfort, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, light colored stools and, later in the illness, yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice). Some infections may be very mild or without symptoms.
    Individuals with questions are encouraged to contact the Communicable Disease Program at the Deschutes County Health Department at 322-7418.