The Florida Department of Health issued a warning Wednesday evening of a hepatitis A infection identified in a food service worker at Disney Spring’s Morimoto Asia restaurant in Walt Disney World.
The warning by the Florida Department of Health is for anyone who consumed food or beverages between November 6th and November 16th as those individuals may have been exposed to the virus. If you or someone you know ate at the restaurant during this time period you are advised to contact your health care provider to receive a vaccination.
Thankfully the hepatitis A vaccine can provide protection against the disease if given within 2 weeks of exposure. Per the Orange County Department of Health, “only those with Confirmed hepatitis A need vaccination. Patrons should monitor for symptoms: sudden onset of abdominal discomfort, dark urine, fever, diarrhea, and yellow skin and eyes (jaundice). Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical attention promptly.”
Concerned customers may call (877) 404-3821 to leave their information and a call-back number or they may call the Florida Department of Health’s epidemiology program at (407) 858-1420 for further information.
We will update this story if more information becomes available.