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    DHEC warns of possible Hepatitis A exposures at SC brewing company
    By: WJBF
    Posted: Feb 04, 2019 11:04 AM EST
    Updated: Feb 04, 2019 11:04 AM EST

    AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has released a statement saying that customers of an Aiken restaurant may have been exposed to Hepatitis A.

    DHEC states they were notified on Thursday, Jan 31, that an employee of Aiken Brewing Company tested positive for Hepatitis A.

    Customers who ate there between January 11th and 26th could have been exposed to the virus...

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    State declares Hepatitis outbreak in SC county. Worker at 2nd restaurant tests positive
    By Charles Duncan
    February 14, 2019 09:26 AM,
    Updated 7 hours 57 minutes ago

    Public health officials in South Carolina warn of a Hepatitis A outbreak in Aiken County. An employee at a second restaurant in Aiken tested positive for the virus, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.

    The second restaurant, City Billiards, reported the case to state officials on Feb. 12, DHEC said. The bar and restaurant is about a block away from Aiken Brewing Company, which reported a worker with Hepatitis A Jan. 31.

    “In light of these findings, DHEC is declaring a hepatitis A outbreak in Aiken County,” DHEC said in a press release. “An outbreak is defined as an unexpected increase in the number of cases in a geographic area or time period. There have been 10 hepatitis A cases diagnosed in Aiken County since December 1, 2018.”

    State officials said they do not know of any connection between the two cases...