Employee of Rally's location in Oldham County diagnosed with acute hepatitis A
An employee of a Rally's La Grange has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An employee of a Rally's La Grange has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A.
The Oldham County Health Department said customers who have eaten at the restaurant at 808 South Highway 53 between May 8 and May 18 may have been exposed to the virus.
Symptoms of the virus include fatigue, a decreased appetite, stomach pain, nausea, darkened urine, pale stools and jaundice. Officials say you can become ill 15 to 50 days after being exposed to the virus.
"At this time, Oldham County has experienced a very limited number of hepatitis A cases," said Teresa Gamsky, Director of Public Health in Oldham County. "To date, neither Oldham nor its surrounding counties have identified cases linked from food service workers to restaurant patrons. These potential exposures have been considered low risk.”
Rally's spokesperson Kim Francis released the following statement:
"The individual diagnosed is an ex-employee of Rally's who hasn't worked at this location for the last 7 days. Upon learning of the issue, we were immediately inspected and given an A from the health department. In addition, we are taking all proactive steps necessary to ensure the continued health and safety of our employees and our guests."
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