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Hepatitis-A virus infection identified in Boothbay Harbor

Patrons of a popular boat tour in Boothbay may have come into contact with someone who was infected with hepatitis-A

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine — The Maine CDC has identified a case of acute hepatitis-A virus infection in Boothbay Harbor. 

A food service worker is being treated for the virus infection.

A public health assessment determined that people who took Cap'n Fish's Boothbay Harbor Boat Trips may be at risk for the infection.

The individual with the virus worked preparing food there-- while they were infectious-- from August 18th through September 8th. 

To reduce the likelihood of illness, the Maine CDC recommends the hepatitis-A vaccine to anyone who ate, drank, or worked at Cap'n Fish's Boothbay Harbor Boat Trips in Maine on September 2nd, 4th, and 5th.