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New Hep A Cases In Central Kentucky

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Fayette County health officials are alerting Lexington residents about new hepatitis A cases. The announcement comes in the midst of a central Kentucky Hep A outbreak.

Health department officials say customers who ate at three area restaurants in November may have been exposed to hepatitis A.  Anyone who ate at Hardees on Richmond Road between November 23-26, Waffle House on Buena Vista between November 11-19, or Waffle House on Carol Road in Winchester on November 20th is urged to get a hepatitis A vaccination. 

Although it is considered relatively uncommon for restaurant customers to become sickened with the virus due to an infected food handler, anyone who consumed food or drink at the noted locations are advised to get a shot.  The best way to prevent the spread of hepatitis A is through vaccination and good hand washing.

Stu Johnson is a reporter/producer at WEKU in Lexington, Kentucky.
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