Hepatitis A case reported at Mount Sterling restaurant


MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Montgomery County Health Department says there’s a reported case of Hepatitis A in an employee at a restaurant in Mount Sterling.

The department says the person works at the Lee’s Famous Recipe on Evans Avenue, but is not directly involved in food preparation.

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The health department says while the risk of transmission is low in this case, people who visited Lee’s from April 25 to May 11 should be aware of possible symptoms.

The most common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue, fever, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), joint pain, light-colored stools and dark-colored urine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states it can take up to 50-days from exposure to Hepatitis A for symptoms to develop.

Anyone who experiences symptoms should immediately contact their physician or seek other medical attention, according to the health department.

Customers who visited the restaurant between May 1 to May 11 should consider being immunized as a preventative measure, according to the health department.

As a safety precaution, Lee’s is partnering with the Montgomery County Health Department to vaccinate all employees.

For more information about Hepatitis A, click here.