Hepatitis A exposure confirmed at West Bloomfield High School event

Posted at 3:51 PM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 15:51:22-04

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