Officials tie Hepatitis A outbreak to fast-food worker

Posted at 3:10 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 17:10:37-04

North Carolina health officials say a recent outbreak of Hepatitis A has been traced to a fast-food restaurant worker.
Mecklenburg County Health Director Gibbie Harris told reporters Tuesday people who ate at the Hardee’s on Little Rock Road in Charlotte between June 13 and June 23 should get a vaccination as soon as possible.
Harris said the Centers for Disease Control told the county that vaccinations must be given within 14 days of exposure to be effective, meaning people who ate at the Hardee’s on June 13 need to get vaccinated immediately.
Local and state officials identified five new cases of Hepatitis A since June 6, including the Hardee’s worker. Harris said it’s believed the worker was infected somewhere other than the restaurant.
The county is opening three vaccination clinics.

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