GENEVA, N.Y. (AP) – A foodservice worker tested positive for hepatitis A at a university campus, prompting health officials to test 34 customers who may have been exposed to the virus.

The foodservice company employee at Hobart and William Smith Colleges was recently found to be infected, the men’s and women’s colleges said Friday.

While there are no regular classes at this time, camps and academic programs are held throughout the summer at the liberal-arts campus.

Ontario County’s public health department said it took immediate steps to contact anyone who might have been exposed.

Joyce Lee, a county director of preventive health, said there was no evidence to suggest that the virus had spread.

The virus, which can be fatal, attacks the liver and can cause jaundice, fatigue, nausea and fever.



Information from: Daily Messenger, http://www.dailymessenger.com

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