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Toronto Public Health confirms case of hepatitis A at Scarborough restaurant

Toronto Public Health said Monday that anyone who recently ate at a Scarborough restaurant may have been exposed to hepatitis A.

Health officials said an employee at Cliffside Bistro at 22-77 Kingston Rd. near Midland Avenue has tested positive for the illness.

Anyone who ate at the restaurant on July 21, between July 25-29 and between Aug. 2-4 may have been exposed.

While the risk of infections is low, Toronto Public Health says they will be holding several free hepatitis A vaccination clinics at the Scarborough Civic Centre.

The clinics are open on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hepatitis A can be spread by improper hand washing after using the washroom and the coming into contact with food. Common symptoms include include fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, stomach pains and jaundice (yellowing of the skin).