Hundreds of Florida students may have been exposed to hepatitis A at prom

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Panic at the prom: Hundreds of Florida students may have been exposed to hepatitis A by an infected worker at their school dance An employee at Silverthorn Country Club in Florida was diagnosed with Hhepatitis A The liver infection can be spread from person to person through oral contact with fecal matter or through contaminated food Two high schools, Central and Springstead, held their proms at the country club while the employee was working there, potentially exposing hundreds 

By Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 20:33 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 20:33 BST, 3 May 2019

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Hundreds of students at two Florida high schools are on high alert for hepatitis A symptoms after an employee at their prom venue was diagnosed with the infection. 

One person working at Silverthorn Country Club Restaurant was diagnosed with the liver infection - but not until after both Springstead High School and Central High School had their proms there.  

The infected employee was working at Silverthorn's restaurant between April 12 and 30, and one prom was held there on April 13 and another on the 27th. 

Health officials are scrambling to spread the word to students get tested and vaccinated and parents are outraged by the possible exposures. 

Hundreds of Florida students may have been exposed to hepatitis A by an infected worker at the venue where two high schools held their proms last month (file image)

Hundreds of Florida students may have been exposed to hepatitis A by an infected worker at the venue where two

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