Louisville records first hepatitis A death as state continues battling outbreak

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A worker at a restaurant in southern Indiana tested positive for hepatitis A.

The Health Department said the person works at the Bob Evans on State Street in New Albany.

Health workers say if you've eaten there between Feb. 20 and March 9 and develop symptoms like fever and stomach ache, you need to see a doctor.

Doctors say you can become sick with hepatitis-A between 15 and 50 days after you were exposed.

Bob Evans released a statement Thursday evening:

We were contacted by the Health Department on March 22, 2018 regarding one individual who had been diagnosed with Hepatitis A at our State Street location in New Albany, Indiana.

We are fully engaged with the Health Department in assisting them with their investigation and we have set up a 1-800 Number for our guests. We encourage anyone who may have been affected or who may have questions to call 844-617-8236 from 8:00 – 8:00 EST daily.

Bob Evans is committed to serving the highest quality products, and food safety is our number one priority.  

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