LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A former employee of a restaurant in St. Matthews has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A, according to a news release from the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.

Officials say the employee worked for the Denny's restaurant located at 4030 Dutchman's Lane from Feb. 9-22.

"As a result, customers who ate at the restaurant during that time period may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus," the news release states. "If they develop symptoms of hepatitis A such as fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea and jaundice, (yellowing of the skin and eyes), they should see their healthcare provider. Persons can become ill 2 to 6 weeks after being exposed to the virus."

Hepatitis A is usually transmitted person-to-person via fecal-oral contact, or through consumption of contaminated food or water.

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