Maine officials warn of hepatitis A case

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials say a case of hepatitis A has been traced to a community event in Durham.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging vaccinations for people who attended a Sept. 28 church supper at the Durham Friends Meetinghouse. The center says a person infected with the hepatitis A virus prepared and served food at the event.

The Maine CDC is offering a free vaccination clinic on Wednesday for anybody who ate food at the supper. The clinic is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Durham Eureka Community Center.

Maine CDC Director Sheila Pinette says hepatitis A is caused by a virus that affects the liver, but is 100 percent preventable by vaccine. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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