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.
Symptoms of hepatitis A
- Low appetite
- Stomach pain
- 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.