St. Louis Cardinal players, coaches and staff may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus after eating a postgame meal served by a suburban restaurant.
The team said Wednesday that no one has reported being ill, but it recommended those who ate the meal to get shots of immune globulin, a strong dose of antibiotic that can fight the disease if given within two weeks of contact.
Bartolino's South catered a celebration in the Cardinals' clubhouse after their 4-3 victory in Game 4 of the National League championship series on Oct. 13.
Four employees of the St. Louis County restaurant were diagnosed Tuesday with hepatitis A.
St. Louis County Health Department officials said anyone who ate the restaurant's food between Oct. 9 and Sunday may have been exposed to the virus.
Hepatitis A causes inflammation of the liver. Symptoms may include fatigue, abdominal discomfort, poor appetite, vomiting, fever, dark urine and jaundice.