Gas station employee in Shelby County diagnosed with hepatitis A
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An employee at a Shelby County gas station has been diagnosed with hepatitis A.
According to a news release from the North Central District Health Department, a food service worker employed by Huck's gas station in Simpsonville, Kentucky, has been diagnosed with the disease. Authorities say the employee handled food while ill between the dates of June 2 and June 22.
The health department emphasized that, to date in the current outbreak, no confirmed cases of hepatitis A have been transmitted to patrons from a food worker. Even so, the health department urges anyone who consumed food or drink at the gas station between June 2 and June 22 to:
- Monitor their health for up to 50 days after the last time they ate at the gas station, in order to identify any symptoms of hepatitis A.
- Wash hands with soap and water, especially after using the bathroom and before preparing food.
- Stay at home and contact their health care provider immediately if symptoms develop.
Everyone who is able is encouraged to receive the hepatitis A vaccine.
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