Case of hepatitis A confirmed in employee of New Albany Japanese restaurant

A vial of hepatitis A vaccine. (Source: Rachael Krause / WAVE 3 News)
A vial of hepatitis A vaccine. (Source: Rachael Krause / WAVE 3 News)
Updated: Apr. 18, 2018 at 4:38 PM EDT
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NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - Officials have issued a new warning about hepatitis A testing after a New Albany restaurant employee contracted the virus.

The Floyd County Health Department said in a release on Wednesday afternoon that a food employee at Tomo Japanese Restaurant on Charlestown
Road has a confirmed case of the virus.

Officials encouraged anyone who ate at the restaurant on March 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31 or April 2 who has experienced symptoms of the virus to seek medical attention.

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Symptoms of hepatitis A include loss of appetite, nausea, fever, stomach ache, dark urine, and tiredness. Officials have urged anyone who is experiencing the aforementioned symptoms to abstain from preparing or serving food. They should also wash their hands thoroughly after eating and restroom use.

Those with questions should contact the Floyd County Health Department at (812) 948-4726.

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