ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Health officials say a restaurant worker in northeastern Kentucky has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.
Media cited a public health advisory from the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department that said the agency was notified Tuesday of the diagnosis and is investigating the case. The statement said the food service worker was employed at both Waffle Houses in Boyd County, and officials are trying to notify patrons of potential exposure between Feb. 12 and Feb. 28.
Health officials say Waffle House employees are receiving post-exposure Hepatitis A injections.
The advisory encouraged anyone with symptoms to seek medical attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adult symptoms include fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea and jaundice.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged
- He threw away a napkin at a hockey game. It was used to charge him in a 1993 murder.
- Amid Trump’s crackdown, thousands of asylum-seekers on the border are giving up
- Obama quietly gives advice to 2020 Democrats, but no endorsement
- Fire deaths rise to 71 ahead of Trump's California visit WATCH
Hepatitis A outbreaks have been reported in multiple Kentucky counties.