UK Chandler Hospital cafeteria worker diagnosed with hepatitis A

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital cafeteria worker was diagnosed with hepatitis A.

The university confirmed the case Thursday afternoon, and it is asking anyone who ate at the cafeteria from Oct. 11-30 to get a vaccine, as they may have been exposed. The worker who was diagnosed worked at the hospital cafeteria in Pavilion A.

UK HealthCare food service workers will be required to receive the vaccine, and all UK HealthCare employees will have the option to receive the vaccine.

You can call 859-257-1000 for more information if you are during the time period.

Symptoms of hepatitis A are fatigue, decreased appetite, stomach pain, nausea, darkened urine, pale stools and jaundice. You are asked to practice good handwashing to prevent the spread.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has asked everyone in the county to receive the vaccine as cases continue to increase.

UK will hold a 2:30 p.m. news conference with more details on the case.

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