Ali RosenNov 10, 2017, 6:28 pmNov 13, 2017, 3:20 pm

Westchester Health Dept: Sleepy Hollow Country Club worker diagnosed with Hepatitis A

Officials urge residents who ate or drank at club between Oct. 28 to Nov. 4 to get treated


WHITE PLAINS — The Westchester County Health Dept. has announced a hepatitis case directly linked to the outbreak at the Port Chester restaurant Bartaco two weeks ago.

“We had five cases of Hepatitis A that we knew about that were related to Bartaco. This individual was exposed to one of those people,” said Westchester County Health Dept. Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler.

The individual who was recently diagnosed is a food service employee at Sleepy Hollow Country Club.

Now health officials are recommending preventative treatment for anyone who ate or drank at the country club from Oct. 27 through Nov. 4.

“That window closes every day. So tomorrow it will be people who ate between Oct. 28th and Nov. 4th. You have a two-week period from the last exposure to get the prophylaxis if you want to prevent getting Hepatitis A. So a lot of people, that window may be already over,“ Dr. Sherlita Amler said

Dr. Amler says if you ate or drank at Sleepy Hollow any time before Oct. 27 and are experiencing any of these symptoms:

- Dark colored urine.
- Clay colored stools.
- Excessive exhaustion.
- Abdominal pain.
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes.

You must contact your doctor immediately and get tested for Hepatitis A. However, for those who dined at the country club within the last two weeks, the disease is still preventable. The county's health department is offering free preventative treatment on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In the meantime, Sleepy Hollow Country Club is closed for the remainder of the day. They have not specified when it will re-open. CCM and General Manager Eric Rule said himself is getting vaccinated. Stating:

"To take as much precaution as possible, we are closed for today. We are sanitizing everything again. While members can use all facilities, the restaurants are closed for today. We are following Health Department guidelines and plan on re-opening tomorrow."

While 3,000 people were treated following the Bartaco incident, the number of people who this may have affected at Sleepy Hollow Country Club is still unknown.

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