Visitors to Indy business possibly exposed to Hepatitis A

Teavana

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – State health officials are sending out an alert Monday night, saying visitors to an Indianapolis business may have been exposed to Hepatitis A.

Officials say anyone who visited and drank tea prepared at the Teavana store, located a 8702 Keystone Crossing, on Saturdays April 5, 12 and 19 should look for signs and symptoms of the disease.

If you experience any of the below symptoms, call a health care provider immediately:

Nausea
Vomiting
Loss of appetite
Abdominal pain
Fever
Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
Not everyone will show signs and some, especially children, won’t show signs at all. All infected people can transit the disease.

Officials say people who drank tea on April 5 and 12 are past the incubation period and should look for signs and symptoms. Those who were at the store April 19 are still within the incubation period and should receive vaccine or immune globulin to prevent the disease.

The Marion County Public Health Department will offer vaccine or immune globulin free of charge for people who visited the store and drank tea on April 19. Call the health department’s immunization program at 317-221-2122 to find out which district health office you should visit.

Health officials say Teavana has worked with them to appropriately clean and disinfect the store.

Hepatitis A is caused by a virus that inflames the liver, officials say.

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