The Ybor City location of Hamburger Mary’s is closed Friday after the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County said a worker tested positive for hepatitis A.
According to the agency, the worker worked at the restaurant chain’s Centro Ybor location between Oct. 4 and 20. Lab tests Monday confirmed the presence of the disease and a sign on the door dated Oct. 24 stated the restaurant will be closed until the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants can inspect and approve the drag-themed eatery.
The health department is encouraging anyone who was a customer at Hamburger Mary’s between Oct. 4 and 20 who has not already received a hepatitis A vaccine to do so immediately. If you’ve already had it, the health department said, nothing further needs to be done.
The Department of Health-Hillsborough is offering the vaccine at its Sulphur Springs location, 8605 Mitchell Ave. The clinic will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday. A 24-hour hotline has been set up at (813) 307-8004.
It said it has also advised doctors and hospitals to stay alert for possible cases.