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Mount Kisco restaurant cited for potential Hepatitis A exposure


A Mount Kisco restaurant may have given its patrons something that was not on the menu: exposure to Hepatitis A.

The Westchester Department of Health issued a warning for people who dined at Winston at 130 E. Main St. from April 24 to May 3 to get a Hepatitis A vaccine shot. The department added that those who ate or drank at Winston between April 17 and April 23 and have not yet been vaccinated are outside the period for preventive treatment and should contact their health care provider if they develop symptoms.

Hepatitis A is transmitted by consuming food or drinks or by using utensils that have been handled by an infected person, but is not spread through casual contact. Symptoms commonly appear within 28 days of exposure, and the department noted the illness is rarely fatal and most people recover in a few weeks without any complications.

“There are no special medications used to treat a person once symptoms appear, but Hepatitis A transmission to others can be prevented through proper handwashing,” said Sherlita Amler, the county’s commissioner of health. “And a second Hepatitis A vaccine will provide lifetime protection.”

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 10 books (including the 2020 release "Moby Dick: The Radio Play" and the upcoming "Jesus Christ Movie Star," both published by BearManor Media). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," co-host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.


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