NKY fast-food worker diagnosed with hepatitis A

A Northern Kentucky fast-food worker has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, and health officials are urging customers to monitor for symptoms.The employee who has been diagnosed handled food at the Popeyes located at 7777 Burlington Pike in Florence, Kentucky, health officials said.The fast-food restaurant is located within the T/A truck stop facility.An ongoing investigation of the facility found the employee worked during a period of time when they were ill or infectious, which included the dates of March 17 through April 5.While it is relatively uncommon for restaurant patrons to become infected with the hepatitis A virus due to an infected food handler, anyone who consumed food or drink at the affected Popeyes during the dates listed is recommended to receive a vaccination if it is within two weeks of exposure as protection from becoming ill.The establishment’s management is cooperating with the investigation and response activities, officials said.Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver that can cause loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness, fever, stomach pain, brown-colored urine, light-colored stools and diarrhea.Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice) may also appear.People may have some or none of these symptoms.It could take up to seven weeks after being exposed to the virus for someone to become ill.

A Northern Kentucky fast-food worker has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, and health officials are urging customers to monitor for symptoms.

The employee who has been diagnosed handled food at the Popeyes located at 7777 Burlington Pike in Florence, Kentucky, health officials said.

The fast-food restaurant is located within the T/A truck stop facility.

An ongoing investigation of the facility found the employee worked during a period of time when they were ill or infectious, which included the dates of March 17 through April 5.

While it is relatively uncommon for restaurant patrons to become infected with the hepatitis A virus due to an infected food handler, anyone who consumed food or drink at the affected Popeyes during the dates listed is recommended to receive a vaccination if it is within two weeks of exposure as protection from becoming ill.

The establishment’s management is cooperating with the investigation and response activities, officials said.

Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver that can cause loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness, fever, stomach pain, brown-colored urine, light-colored stools and diarrhea.Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice) may also appear.

People may have some or none of these symptoms.It could take up to seven weeks after being exposed to the virus for someone to become ill.

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