LEXINGTON, KY. (WKYT) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is announcing three new restaurants in which a worker is suffering from hepatitis A.
The restaurants are the Hardee at 2990 Richmond Road (November 23-26), Waffle House at 2347 Buena Vista (November 11-19) and Waffle House at 4 Carol Road in Winchester (November 20).
Guests who have eaten at these restaurants on the dates indicated are welcome to be vaccinated against hepatitis A.
The risks that a client contracts for hepatitis A from an infected worker are low.
The Ministry of Health says that the symptoms of hepatitis A are fatigue, loss of appetite, stomach pain, nausea, dark urine, pale stools and jaundice . People can get sick 15 to 50 days after being exposed to the virus. Anyone with symptoms should consult a doctor.
The best practice to avoid getting hepatitis A is to get vaccinated and wash your hands properly.
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and the County of Clark Health Department are working with the employees of the affected restaurants to vaccinate them. Employees with hepatitis A are not allowed to return until they have been cleared.