SHELBY CO., Ky. (WHAS11) – A food service worker at a Huck’s gas station, located in Simpsonville, Ky., was recently diagnosed with hepatitis A.
This employee did cook/handle food while sick between the dates of June 2 and June 22.
Customers are urged to get a hep A vaccine if they consumed food or drink at this Kentucky gas station, between the above dates. The North Central District Health Department says the vaccine must be received by July 6 as further protection from becoming ill.
The department said the gas stations is working with them to prevent further new cases of hep A, including vaccinating the staff at all their establishments.
No confirmed cases have been transmitted to customers from a food worker in the current hep A outbreak.
The symptoms of hepatitis A are fatigue, decreased appetite, stomach pain, nausea, darkened urine, pale stools and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). If you should develop any of these symptoms you should visit your healthcare provider for medical treatment.
Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter—even in microscopic amounts—from contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated by feces or stool from an infected person.