Reason to vaccinate employees – especially, those that work with a vulnerable population.

Surry County North Carolina health officials are warning of a possible Hepatitis A exposure at a Mount Airy assisted living facility.

The potential exposure affects anyone who ate at the Golden Living Center on Allred Mill Road on Oct. 22. An employee was recently diagnosed with Hepatitis A and may have been infectious while making food, health officials said.

Anyone who may have been exposed to the virus could feel symptoms as early as Thursday and as late as Dec. 11.

Hepatitis A is a liver disease with symptoms including fever, loss of appetite, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, darker urine and jaundice. Most people recover after several weeks.