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Former employee at St. Matthews Denny’s diagnosed with hepatitis A virus

A former employee at the Denny's restaurant on Dutchman's Lane has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A. This is the second diagnosis in Louisville in a month.

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - 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 though 22. 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, they should see their healthcare provider. Persons can become ill 2 to 6 weeks after being exposed to the virus.

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Symptoms of hepatitis A

  • Fatigue
  • Low appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Jaundice, (yellowing of the skin and eyes)

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by a virus. It is usually transmitted person-to-person, usually by consumption of contaminated food or water.

Antibodies produced in response to hepatitis A infection last for life and protect against reinfection. Officials urge that 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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