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My Dad's Pizza employee diagnosed with Hep A

Daily Independent - 7/11/2018

July 11--CANNONSBURG -- The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department has investigated a case of Hepatitis A diagnosed on Monday in a My Dad's Pizza food service employee located at 10699 US-60 (KYOVA Mall) in Cannonsburg.

The investigation found that the risk of restaurant patrons becoming infected is very low. My Dad's Pizza is working with the health department to prevent any new cases from arising in the community as a result of this case.

Any employee who has not been previously vaccinated will be required to receive the Hepatitis A vaccine prior to returning to work. My Dad's Pizza temporarily closed after notification of the confirmed case to complete extensive disinfection of the facility.

According to the ABCHD, it is important for the public to understand that the Hepatitis A virus has not been found to be in food from restaurants during this outbreak. Currently, the method of transmission is person-to-person.

An individual has the potential of coming in contact with the Hepatitis A virus in the general public and it is imperative that strict hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds be practiced immediately prior to eating, and after using restroom facilities, or touching objects such as grocery carts, door handles, gas pump handles, etc. Hand sanitizer does not kill the hepatitis A virus.

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