MT. STERLING, Ky. (WKYT) - Montgomery County health officials have confirmed the county has reported five hepatitis A cases, including a McDonald's food handler.
The health department says the worker is employed at the McDonald's at the Pilot gas station at 3060 Owingsville Road. The restaurant was inspected following the confirmed case.
The time period for people to experience symptoms at the McDonald's location has passed. No additional people experienced symptoms during that time.
National and state health departments are recommending local agencies to immediately notify the public, but in the case of the McDonald's worker, officials determined there was no threat.
Health experts say signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A include jaundice, dark-colored urine, fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea and fever.