Residents rush to get injection after possible hepatitis exposure at restaurant

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Hundreds of people raced Sunday to get an injection after being warned that a restaurant may have exposed them to Hepatitis A.

That warning comes with two special clinics for medical care, starting this weekend, for people who dined at Tortilla Marissa’s in the last two weeks. But people who ate there as far back as May could still be at risk.

Jane Viste, spokesperson for the health department, says a food worker at the Tex-Mex restaurant tested positive for the virus Wednesday.

And the restaurant agreed to voluntarily close Thursday while the health department investigates.

Viste says if you ate or drank anything from the restaurant within the last 14 days, you have the best chance of avoiding infection if you get the Hepatitis A vaccine or Immune Globulin Injection .

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