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Hepatitis scare at Fort Collins restaurant forces shut down

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A restaurant in Fort Collins shuts down due to hepatitis scare. (Source: KDVR/CNN) A restaurant in Fort Collins shuts down due to hepatitis scare. (Source: KDVR/CNN)

FORT COLLINS, CO (KDVR/CNN) - In Colorado, the Larimer County Health Department is warning about a possible exposure to hepatitis at a Fort Collins restaurant.

That warning comes with two special clinics for medical care, starting this weekend, for people who dined at Tortilla Marissa's in the last two weeks.

But people who ate there as far back as may could still be at risk.

Jane Viste, spokesperson for the health department, says a food worker at the Tex-Mex restaurant tested positive for the virus Wednesday.

And the restaurant agreed to voluntarily close Thursday while the health department investigates.

“It's been a very humbling kind of experience and you know why you do this job. So, we're passionate about it. And we do what we can. We just want to be here for our staff and our customers,” said restaurant owner Mike Piotraschke.

Symptoms of hepatitis include fever, nausea, loss of appetite, dark urine, gray or white stools and jaundice.

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