Hepatitis A case confirmed in Gympie

September 26, 2023 9:32 am in by

A confirmed case of Hepatitis A has been detected in Gympie.

The infected person works at the Gympie RSL and health officials are working to contact anyone who may have been exposed to the person while they were infectious.

Those who’ve visited the RSL since July are being told to be on the look out for symptoms.

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Symptoms of the infection are fever, gastro, generalised aches and pains, nausea, lack of appetite, and abdominal discomfort.

Dark urine is usually the first specific sign of acute Hepatitis A, followed a day or two later by jaundice (yellow skin and eyes).

The time between when a person is exposed to the virus to when they may develop symptoms averages 4 weeks, with a range of 2 – 7 weeks.

For more information on symptoms and how to control the spread of the virus visit the Queensland Health website Hepatitis A (