A warning for customers of Hudson's Seafood on Hilton Head island. On Friday, the Department of Health and Environmental Control issued this warning for anyone that dined there on February 15th.
The alert comes after an employee tested positive for the Hepatitis A infection. And now owners say they're trying to track down any patrons from that night because they may have been exposed to the virus.
"There is some risk, even if folks weren't in direct contact with this individual on our staff,"said owner, Brian Carmines.
Carmines says last week a server was diagnosed with the disease, which is caused by a virus, and they are trying to warn those that may have come in contact.
"Its tough because one, we were busy, it was Presidents weekend, and some of our customers don't pay with credit cards, so there's really no trail, unless really knowing them as regulars, and we've spoken to those folks we did know."
Carmines says they've been working closely with DHEC to solve the problem but part of that is getting folks tested.
"We, I apologize to anyone who is inconvenienced by this, but the gravity of this situation is for real, and that is not to be denied."
But they want to be clear, Hudson's is safe and there is no threat to customers.
"It has absolutely nothing to do with anything we have done, as operators, our food product, our beverage product, our service operation, and there has been some misunderstanding there."
A misunderstanding they hope wont keep people away.
DHEC is asking that anyone who might have eaten at Hudson's on February 15th to please call their hotline 1-800-868-0404.
3221 South Evans Street
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