Ashley HartNov 11, 2017, 6:48 pmNov 13, 2017, 3:22 pm

Westchester County Health Department offers free treatment following hepatitis exposure

Officials say the exposure is connected to the Bartaco outbreak


WHITE PLAINS — Westchester County experiences another hepatitis A scare in less than three weeks.

Health Department Officials are warning residents who ate or drank at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club to get preventive treatment.

Officials say this case of hepatitis A, is directly linked to the outbreak at Bartaco in Port Chester.

Nov. 11 people lined up at the County Clinic in White Plains as the Health Department offered free preventive treatment for anyone who dined at the restaurant from Oct. 27 to Nov. 4.

The vaccine is only effective if given within two weeks, of the exposure.

The Health Department also warns people who dined at the restaurant Oct. 21 through the 26 that they risk exposure.

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