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Employee At St. Matthews Denny’s Diagnosed With Hepatitis A Virus

Photo: Louisville Metro Public Health And Wellness

A former employee at the Denny’s restaurant located at 4030 Dutchman’s Lane in St. Matthews has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A.

The employee worked at the restaurant from February 9-22, 2018. As a result, customers who ate at the restaurant during that time period may be have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus.  If they develop symptoms of hepatitis A such as fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea, and jaundice, (yellowing of the skin and eyes), they should see their healthcare provider. Persons can become ill 2 to 6 weeks after being exposed to the virus.

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by a virus. It is usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water.  Antibodies produced in response to hepatitis A infection last for life and protect against reinfection. The best way to prevent hepatitis A infection is to get vaccinated.

Customers who may have been exposed are encouraged to visit www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav for more information.

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