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Bedford Burger King employee diagnosed with hepatitis A, vaccinations recommended

Posted at 12:21 PM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-06 15:35:39-04

BEDFORD, Ind. -- An employee handed food at a Bedford, Indiana Burger King while they had hepatitis A, the Lawrence County Health Department said Tuesday. 

The unnamed employee worked at the Burger King at 2601 16th Street in Bedford while ill on May 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, and 24. 

According to a release from the Lawrence County Health Department, it's "relatively rare" for a patron to become infected with hepatitis A due to an infected food handler. Still, anybody who ate or drank from May 22-24 should get a vaccination by June 7. 

Vaccinations will be administered at the Lawrence County Health Department, located at 2419 Mitchell Road, on June 6 and 7 from 9-11:30 a.m., and 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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Anybody who ate or drank at the Burger King at any of the aforementioned days should still monitor their heath for symptoms of hepatitis A. According to the CDC, the symptoms include: 

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Joint pain
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)

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