Roman Catholic church-goers of the Diocese of Fargo in Grand Forks and Jamestown, North Dakota, may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus (HAV), according to an advisory by the state health department reported by The Associated Press. Parishioners who took communion from Bishop John Folda at five locally affected churches are advised to get tested for hep A. A diocese spokeswoman said Folda contracted the disease from contaminated food at a conference in Italy last month. Health officials say the risk for infection is low, but that it was important for people to know about their potential exposure.

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