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Hepatitis Outbreak Linked To Lexington Restaurant

By: Sherelle Roberts
By: Sherelle Roberts

Health officials have linked a hepatitis A outbreak back to a former worker at O'Charley's restaurant.

Officials say the worker most likely contracted the virus out of state.
At this time, only three people have been linked to the outbreak, but not from eating at the restaurant.
Never the less, for the next week anyone who ate at the O'Charley's on Richmond road is being asked to monitor their health.

Officials say, that symptoms of the disease could occur at anytime.
Symptoms of the disease include diarrhea, flu symptoms, and even in the most serious cases jaundice.

People who already have existing health problems, and the elderly should be especially on high alert.

In order to help your body fight through the illness doctor's recommend drinking lots of fluids, like Gatorade, and washing your hands to keep from spreading the disease to others.

Health officials are working with O'Charley's to make sure the restaurant is safe for people who are eating there.


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