An individual who worked at West Bloomfield High School's "Starving Arts Luncheon" on April 21 has a confirmed case of Hepatitis A, according to the Oakland County Health Division.
The health division advises those who attended the luncheon to get a Hepatitis A vaccine by May 5 if they have not been vaccinated, or contact their doctor if they have a sudden onset of symptoms.
“Vaccination can prevent the disease if given within 14 days after potential exposure,” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for the Health Division. “If you attended this event and have not been vaccinated for hepatitis A or have a sudden onset of any symptoms, contact your doctor.”
The health division is working with West Bloomfield High School to prevent further spread of illness. A letter was sent to all event attendees informing them of the confirmed case, encouraging vaccination and recommending that they watch for symptoms.
Hepatitis A vaccines are available at both health division offices in Pontiac and Southfield at the following addresses:
- North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac
- South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield