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Possible hepatitis A exposure reported at Trumann restaurant

Hepatitis A. An outbreak of the virus in northeast Arkansas has killed three and sickened hundreds. (Photo: MGN)

Arkansas health officials are warning of possible hepatitis A exposure at a Subway restaurant in Trumann.

The state Department of Health reported Monday that an employee of the restaurant at 121 Arkansas 463 North had tested positive for the virus. Anyone who ate at the restaurant between Jan. 23 and Feb. 6 should immediately seek vaccination, the department said.

Vaccine clinics will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Poinsett County Health Unit at 1204 W. Main St. in Trumann.

Three people have died as part of a hepatitis A outbreak in northeast Arkansas in the past year. There have been 276 reported cases of the contagious liver infection.

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