Hepatitis A scare at New York restaurant

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MANHATTAN, NY – You’ve heard of taking a doggy-bag home from a restaurant, but a bunch of New Yorkers could’ve gotten something that was not on the menu at Alta Tapas restaurant, in Manhattan’s West Village.

Apparently, an employee responsible for serving desserts had a not-so-sweet case of Hepatitis A. So, the 450 people who visited the eatery between March 23rd and April 2nd and got dessert need to go get their vaccines to make sure they don’t come down with the virus.

The good news is there haven’t been any reported cases so far, and while Hepatitis A is very contagious, it’s rarely deadly.

So, let’s just hope the only thing this scare kills is the employees career in food service!