Southern Kentucky Zaxby's worker diagnosed with hepatitis A

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SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) - A southern Kentucky Zaxby's worker is diagnosed with hepatitis A, and the restaurant is working to get employees vaccinated.

The worker is employed at the restaurant located on 2039 South U.S. 27 in Somerset. People who ate at the restaurant from Nov. 9-30 are recommended to get vaccinated.

Zaxby's has a hotline set up for concerned customers at 866-892-9297.

"All employees at the Somerset location were previously vaccinated or will be vaccinated in order to continue to work. The restaurant, which received a 97 on its most recent health inspection, was fully sanitized this weekend as a precaution," the restaurant said in a statement.

The best practices to avoid getting hepatitis A are to get vaccinated and exercise proper handwashing practices.

Health experts say symptoms of hepatitis A are fatigue, decreased appetite, stomach pain, nausea, darkened urine, pale stools and jaundice. People can become ill 15-50 days after being exposed to the virus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should seek medical attention.

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