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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  • by Robert Location: Clay City on Jun 16, 2007 at 08:45 AM
    As others have already commented I too would like to know where the other cases were found
  • by Terry Location: Estill County on Jun 16, 2007 at 04:15 AM
    The headline has a totally different meaning than what was said in the article. Outbreak linked to Lex. rest., then the article says something different. Another thing,I don't believe that three people means that there is an "outbreak". Yes, there is cause for concern, but your headline could panic people.


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