Hepatitis A possible for Colorado golf course patrons

Someone didn’t wash their hands and may have placed their poop in ice, drinks and fruit at Desert Hawk, part of the Pueblo West golf course in Colorado.

The Pueblo City-County Health Department announced that transmission of hepatitis A may have occurred on May 31, 2010, at the course.

Dr. Christine Nevin-Woods, Public Health Director at the Pueblo City-County Health Department, said,

“People who had ice, cold drinks with ice, or cut fruit on May 31, 2010 at Desert Hawk at Pueblo West golf course may be at risk for developing hepatitis A.”

Nevin-Woods says that people who consumed these drinks and ice items on this date should receive an injection of hepatitis A immune globulin or vaccine on or before June 11.

Questions and concerns will be addressed by calling the Health Department at 719-583-4942 or 719-583-4531.