Cafeteria worker at UK Chandler Hospital diagnosed with hep A
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDRB) -- A cafeteria worker at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington has been diagnosed with hepatitis A.
WKYT reports that the university confirmed the case Thursday afternoon, and it is asking anyone who ate at the Pavilion A cafeteria from Oct. 11-30 to get a vaccine, since they may have been exposed to the infected worker.
UK HealthCare food service workers will be required to receive the vaccine, and all UK HealthCare employees will have the option to receive the vaccine.
Symptoms of hepatitis A are fatigue, stomach pain and nausea. Health officials say the best way to prevent getting it is washing your hands.
If you consumed food at the cafeteria during this time period and have questions, you can call 859-257-1000 for more information.
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