USA- Kentucky reports hep A death; Waffle House worker positive

Food Safety News

New hepatitis A infections continue to be diagnosed in Kentucky where almost 150 people have been confirmed with the virus. Health officials reported the state’s first death in the outbreak that has killed more than 40 people nationwide.

More bad news hit the headlines in the Bluegrass State this week as the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department reported on Tuesday that customers of both Waffle House restaurant locations in Boyd County were potentially exposed to the highly contagious virus by an infected foodservice worker.

“The single employee worked at each location during the infectious period,” according to the public health alert. “The window of possible exposure was Feb. 12-28.

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