LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An employee at a Louisville Jimmy John's has tested positive for hepatitis A, according to Louisville Metro Health officials. 

Customers who ate at the restaurant at 332 West Broadway between May 31 and June 6 may have been exposed to the virus. 

Health officials said in a Tweet Tuesday the risk of contracting the virus from this location is low.

Since the hepatitis A outbreak began, health officials say there have been 455 cases diagnosed in Louisville and more than 75,000 people vaccinated.

This particular Jimmy John's location received a 100-A on each of its last three health inspections. 

Store owner Zach Irle released a statement following the announcement, saying the employee will remain at home until being fully cleared by doctors to return to work. 

 
“An employee in one of our Louisville stores has tested positive for Hepatitis A, following a recent outbreak in the state. Upon learning of this case, we immediately began working with the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness to ensure there was no further risk of exposure at our store. The infected individual will remain at home until fully cleared by doctors to return to work, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The health and safety of our customers is our top priority.” – Zach Irle, Store Owner

People can become ill 15 to 50 days after being exposed to the virus. 

Officials say reduced-cost vaccinations continue to be available to restaurant workers in Louisville. 

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