New Jersey Dunkin' Donuts employee diagnosed with hepatitis A 

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Donut danger: New Jersey Dunkin' employee diagnosed with hepatitis A A Dunkin' Donuts employee in Turnersville, New Jersey, tested positive for hepatitis A  Customers may have been exposed between May 18 and June 1 Officials say infection risk is low but are recommending anyone at-risk receive a post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) A PEP includes the hepatitis A vaccine and immune globulin, which can reduce the risk of contracting the disease

By Mary Kekatos Health Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 15:42 BST, 11 June 2019 | Updated: 15:42 BST, 11 June 2019

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New Jersey health officials are issuing a warning after a Dunkin' Donuts employee tested positive for hepatitis A. 

Customers who ordered coffee or food at the store in Turnersville between May 18 and June 1 may have been exposed to the virus.

While the infection risk is low, consumers are advised to receive a post-exposure prophylaxis, consisting of the hepatitis A vaccine and immune globulin, which can reduce the risk of contracting the disease.

According to the Gloucester County Health Department, customers should receive the treatment on or before June 15 for it to be optimally effective.

Customers who ordered food or beverages from a Dunkin' Donuts in Turnersville, New Jersey, between May 18 and June 1 may have been exposed to hepatitis A after an employee tested positive (file image)

Customers who ordered food or beverages from a Dunkin' Donuts in Turnersville, New Jersey, between May 18 and June 1 may have been exposed to hepatitis A after an employee tested positive (file image)

'While the risk to people who ate or drank beverages at the Turnersville Dunkin' Donuts...is low, out of an abundance of caution the Gloucester County Health Department is recommending that they receive 'post-exposure prophylaxis' (PEP),' the health department said in a news release on Friday. 

Both health officials and Dunkin' Donuts said the company's management is cooperating

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