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Free hepatitis A vaccine for juice bar customers after employee tests positive

04/13/2015 11:06 EDT | Updated 06/18/2015 02:59 EDT
TORONTO - Public health officials in Toronto are holding another free immunization clinic after an employee at an east-end juice bar tested positive for hepatitis A.

They say anyone who drank juice from the Big Carrot between March 17 and April 2 may have been exposed to the virus, which can cause a potentially serious liver disease.

Toronto Public Health says the hepatitis A vaccine is most effective when received within two weeks of exposure.

It says symptoms typically appear between 15 and 50 days after exposure, although some who contract it may not show any sign of infection.

Symptoms include fever, fatigue, nausea, dark urine, stomach pains and jaundice.

A free vaccination clinic was also held Sunday.

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