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New cases of hepatitis A confirmed with links to restaurants in the region



LEXINGTON, Kentucky (LEX 18) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department announced at LEX 18 that it has confirmed new cases of hepatitis A in three restaurants in the area.

The restaurants are: Hardee's, 2990 Richmond Road, Lexington, November 23 -26; Waffle House at 2347 Buena Vista Road in Lexington, November 11-19; and Waffle House at 4 Carol Road in Winchester on November 20th.

Guests who ate at restaurants in November may have been exposed to hepatitis A.

It is relatively rare for restaurant patrons to be infected with the virus because of an infected food agent, but anyone who has consumed food or beverages on the premises for the periods indicated should be vaccinated Ministry of Health.

Staff with hepatitis A will remain at work until their return is cleared and the facilities are cleaned up.

Symptoms of hepatitis A include fatigue, loss of appetite, stomach pain, nausea, dark urine, pale stools, and jaundice.


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