Health officials are warning customers of an Upper West Side market to get checked out after a worker was diagnosed with Hepatitis A.
The Department of Health said that a food handler at the Westside Market on 97th Street and Broadway came down with the disease.
They're asking anyone who ate chopped, ready-to-eat fruit between August 9 and August 22 either in-store, through catering or through delivery to get vaccinated as a precaution.
Some of the fruits include watermelon cut into halves and quarters, peeled-whole pineapples and shelled-and-cut coconut.
So far, there are no reports of Hepatitis A among customers.
The market said it is cooperating fully with the Health Department.
"Anything that might have been in contact with the gentleman was discarded, the place was inspected and comes out clean, and all of the employees are being vaccinated as a result," said Juda Engelmeyer at Westside Market. "And anyone who was in contact with him was asked to go home temporarily."
Hepatitis A is a virus that can effect the liver.
It can be spread by ingesting something that has been contaminated with fecal matter.
Officials are offering free vaccines at MS 258: Community Action School, located at 154 West 93rd Street, throughout the weekend.
The Health Department will offer free hepatitis A vaccinations at M.S. 258: Community Action School, located at 154 West 93rd Street, at the following times:
Friday, August 23: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 24: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday, August 25: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, August 26: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Those with insurance are asked to bring their insurance card with them.