Possible Hepatitis A Exposure From American Airlines Flight Attendant

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The Mecklenburg County Health Department contacted 18 passengers from an American Airlines flight alerting them to possible hepatitis A exposure, officials said.

The passengers contacted were on Flight AA1960 from San Francisco to Charlotte on Sept. 21.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was notified of a confirmed case of hepatitis A in a flight attendant. American Airlines officials told Channel 9 Monday night that it's sent the CDC flight manifests to the CDC. Officials with the airline did not say how many manifests they sent the agency.

Hepatitis A is a viral liver disease that can cause a mild to severe illness and is spread through contaminated food or drinks. 

Mecklenburg County said it's encouraging passengers to get the hepatitis A vaccine.

The 18 passengers that were contacted have all received immunizations, according to the health department.

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