Hepatitis A Exposure Alert At Boyd Co. Waffle House Locations

Maricruz Casares
Marcha 8, 2018

A food service worker employed at both Waffle House locations in Boyd County was diagnosed with Hepatitis A, and the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department is warning the public about possible exposure. The health agency said that window was from February 12 to 28. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it can take up to 50 days from exposure to Hepatitis A for symptoms to develop.

Officials say the Louisville health department has given almost 6,000 hepatitis A immunizations at homeless shelters, recovery houses and other locations and has provided immunizations at Metro Corrections.

Hepatitis A does not result in chronic infection.

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Symptoms include fatigue, nausea, jaundice, stomach pain and lack of appetite.

The state Department for Public Health declared an outbreak in several counties on November 21, and the cabinet says there have now been 150 cases in Kentucky, including 124 in Louisville. In this case, it says, the last day for the vaccine would be March 13.

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