Hepatitis A exposure at the Michigan Renaissance Festival

- Health officials confirmed a patron attending the Michigan Renaissance Festival early September has hepatitis A and was ill while attending the festival.

The person attended the fair on Sept. 1, so Oakland County officials are recommending that anyone who visited or worked the festival get a hepatitis A vaccine by Saturday if they have not been vaccinated.

Those unable to get vaccinated by Saturday are advised that symptoms of hepatitis A include diarrhea, sudden abdominal pain, headache, nausea, vomiting and dark urine. Those affected may also experience jaundice, which is yellowing of the skin and eyes.

Those symptoms main appear from 14 to 50 days after exposure to hepatitis A.

Oakland County's Nurse on Call hotline, 1-800-848-5533, will be open on Friday, September 14th from 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. to answer calls. The Health Division will also host two special hepatitis A vaccine clinics:

Friday, September 14, 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac.

Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac. 

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