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3 restaurants in the Lexington area inform an employee with hepatitis A



LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is announcing three new restaurants where a worker had hepatitis A.

The restaurants are Hardee's at 2990 Richmond Road (November 23-26), Waffle House at 2347 Buena Vista (November 11 to 19) and Waffle House at 4 Carol Road in Winchester (November 20).

Customers who ate at these restaurants during the dates indicated should be vaccinated against hepatitis A.

The chances of a client contracting hepatitis A from an infected worker are low.

The health department says that the symptoms of hepatitis A are fatigue, decreased appetite, stomach pain, nausea, dark urine, pale stools and jaundice. People can get sick from 15 to 50 days after being exposed to the virus. Anyone who experiences symptoms should seek medical attention.

The best practices to avoid hepatitis A are to get vaccinated and practice proper hand washing practices.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and the Clark County Health Department are working with affected restaurant employees to provide vaccines to employees. Employees who have hepatitis A can not return until they are approved.


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