Clermont County Food Worker Diagnosed With Hepatitis A

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Hepatitis A

(Milford) -  A Clermont County Taco Bell worker has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.

Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit says this is the first case in the county that’s been confirmed in a food worker.  The employee worked at the Taco Bell at 889 State Route 28 in Miami Township.

The worker did minimal food preparation at the restaurant between August 15 and August 17, Nesbit said.

Although the risk to patrons is low, customers are asked to monitor symptoms for up to 50 days. Nesbit says the county doesn’t recommend a vaccination for everyone who ate at the restaurant, but anyone who is at high-risk for illness should see a doctor.

Symptoms of the liver virus include fatigue, low appetite, stomach, nausea and clay-colored stools. 

So far 256 cases of the virus have been reported in Ohio and a statewide outbreak was declared in June.

 Nesbit said high-risk populations such as people who use illegal drugs or people who have experienced homelessness are most likely to get the illness.

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