Officials: Person who contracted hepatitis A at New Jersey golf club dies

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New Jersey health officials say a person who got sick from a hepatitis A outbreak at the Mendham Golf and Tennis Club has died.

It’s believed the outbreak happened between June 9 and June 30, and is linked to a worker who handled food. The employee was pulled from work after the diagnosis.

In all, 27 people were infected.

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Hepatitis A is mainly spread via close person-to-person contact or via contaminated food. Health officials say the club notified its members about the potential risk back on July 5.

Symptoms of hepatitis A may include fatigue, sudden nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, dark urine and intense itching.

Anyone who dined at the club from June 9 through June 30 who is experiencing these symptoms should contact their health care provider.

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