Patrons of a restaurant near the Sports Arena are being warned by county health officials that they may have been exposed to Type A hepatitis and should see a doctor about getting shots to protect them from contracting the disease.
Patrons who ate lettuce or tomatoes at Just Chili, 3750 Sports Arena Blvd., between Aug. 2 and 7 may have been exposed to the disease, said Lyn Wallis, senior health information specialist at county Public Health Services.
The doctor for an employee of the restaurant informed county health officials late Thursday that the worker had Type A hepatitis while handling food at the restaurant.
"The problem is that the employee handled these foods and they remained cold," Wallis said. "If the food had been heated, there wouldn't have been a problem."