Today, customers and staff who eat at the restaurant between August 24 and September 2, 2019, are unlikely to benefit from post-exposure treatment. Anyone who eats at the restaurant between these dates should watch out for symptoms of infection, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or darkening of the eyes and skin. People usually get sick within two to six weeks after being exposed to the virus. Seek medical attention if symptoms develop. DHEC announced a statewide hepatitis A outbreak on May 13, based on a steady increase in the number of cases. Between November 1, 2018, and September 13, 2019, 409 hepatitis A cases were reported. Hepatitis A is an infectious liver disease caused by hepatitis A virus. Most people who have hepatitis A get sick for weeks, but they usually recover completely and have no lasting liver damage. Some individuals are at greater risk for serious hepatitis A infection and are encouraged to seek vaccination. Those people include anyone with a weakened immune system, liver disease (such as hepatitis B or C) or anyone who abuses the injection or drugs that are not injected.