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A number of people were possibly exposed to Hepatitis A at Pine Knob this year. This news is according to the Oakland County Health Division. According to the Health Division says a suspected case of Hepatitis A caused exposure at a handful of Pine Knob Music Theatre shows. So, how can you tell if you were exposed to Hepatitis A at Pine Knob this year?

Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by a virus. Furthermore, according to the Oakland County Health Division, “The virus is shed in feces and is most commonly spread from person to person by contaminated hands. Symptoms include sudden abdominal pain, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, headache, dark urine, and vomiting followed by yellowing of the skin and eyes.” They add that symptoms usually appear from two to six weeks after exposure. The average time between exposure and symptoms is one month.

How to Tell If You Were Exposed to Hepatitis A at Pine Knob This Year

The Ivy Lounge is where this case happened, the Health Division says. They say that any season members, their guests, and staff who ate food at the lounge between Aug. 26 and Sept. 8 should monitor for symptoms and get vaccinated for Hepatitis A, if they haven’t yet. Moreover, tips to help reduce the risk of getting Hepatitis A include washing your hands frequently and cleaning. Also, clean and disinfect all surface areas where someone has symptoms. More advice includes not preparing food if you have symptoms and refraining from doing so for at least three days after symptoms ended or two weeks after onset of clinical symptoms, whichever is longer.

“The risk of transmission in this specific situation is low,” said Dr. Russell Faust, Oakland County medical director in a statement. “If you have not been vaccinated, get vaccinated. The vaccine can prevent the disease if given within 14 days after exposure.”

5 Surprising Symptoms People Ignore Most When They're Sick

  • Cold sweats or Chills

    Chills and cold sweats can be uncomfortable. Chills feel like a sudden wave of cold running through your body, making you shiver. Cold sweats, on the other hand, are when you start sweating but your skin feels cold and damp instead of warm. Some people may not immediately associate these symptoms with something serious. They might attribute them to temporary factors such as being in a cold environment or wearing too many layers of clothing. People may underestimate the significance of cold sweats or chills, especially if they are not accompanied by other noticeable symptoms. They may assume it’s just a passing discomfort that doesn’t require medical attention.

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  • Fever

    When you have a fever, your body temperature rises above its normal range, which is typically around 98.6°F (37°C). Fevers can vary in severity and may range from mild to high-grade, depending on the underlying cause. Sometimes, people ignore a fever for a few reasons. They might think it’s just a common cold or flu and believe it’ll go away on its own. It’s important to remember that a fever can be a sign that the body is fighting an infection or an underlying health condition.

    Woman blowing nose and checking body temperature

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  • Body Aches

    When you experience body aches, you may feel soreness, tenderness, or a general sense of discomfort in your muscles, joints, or other areas. People may dismiss body aches because they may think it’s just a normal part of everyday life and not something to be concerned about. Some may believe their body aches are due to factors like physical exertion, tiredness, or overexertion during exercise. Also, if someone has experienced them before and they have resolved on their own.

    Woman lying on a bed waking up suffering back ache at home or hotel room

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  • Green Mucus

    Some people may believe that the color of mucus is not a reliable indicator of an illness. While green mucus can be associated with certain infections or respiratory conditions, it’s not always a definite sign of a serious problem. People may assume that it’s normal and will resolve on its own.

    Young woman blowing nose while working in the office.

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  • Serious Cough

    This kind of cough can disrupt your daily life, mess with your sleep, and leave you feeling exhausted. People ignore serious coughs for a few reasons. Some think it’ll go away on its own or believe it’s just a minor issue like a cold or allergies. Others worry about the cost or hassle of going to the doctor. There’s also the fear of getting a serious diagnosis that can make people hesitant to seek help.

    Sick man coughing in his arm joint

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Only a few shows remain at Pine Knob this season, including Riff Fest. The lineup features I Prevail, Bad Omens (in the midst of their sold out tour), Badflower, Rival Sons and more.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.

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