FORT SMITH – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has planned two hepatitis A hepatitis A clinics a week after an employee at Red Lobster at 7401 Rogers Ave. Fort Smith tested positive for the hep A virus, resulting in potential exposure to the public.
The clinics will take place at Ben Geren Park, 7700 S. Zero St. in Fort Smith at the Community Storm Guard:
– Friday August 10 from 8 to 6 pm
– Saturday August 11 from 8 to 4 pm
hep A vaccine is safe and effective. Vaccines are also available at many pharmacies and medical offices.
The person who ate Red Hummer in Fort Smith from July 1
Anyone experiencing symptoms should immediately seek immediate treatment. Typical symptoms of hep A include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay bowel movements, joint pain or jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes). It can range severely from a mild disease that lasts a few weeks to a serious illness lasting several months.
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