FRANKLIN COUNTY • A Roadhouse 100 worker who handles food for the Gray Summit restaurant was recognized with hepatitis A, main health officers to warn customers to get vaccinated.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services stated Tuesday anybody who ate on the restaurant on Missouri Highway 100 between June 23 and July 5 ought to get the heptatitis A vaccination inside 14 days to forestall sickness.
The case is beneath investigation by the Franklin County Health Department. The division will give free vaccinations to anybody who ate or drank on the restaurant on these dates. The pictures will probably be accessible at 414 East Main Street in Union on Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Officials stated it is unusual for folks to get sick from an contaminated food handler, however they nonetheless urged the vaccination for patrons and stated that folks ought to wash their fingers ceaselessly with cleaning soap and water and monitor themselves for signs of hepatitis.
Hepatitis A usually spreads when a person ingests the virus from food or drink contaminated by undetected quantities of stool from an contaminated person, health officers stated. The unfold of hepatitis will be prevented by thorough washing of the fingers, together with beneath the fingernails, after utilizing the toilet and earlier than touching food.
Hepatitis A may cause loss of urge for food, nausea, fatigue, fever, abdomen ache, brown coloured urine and light-weight coloured stools. Yellowing of the pores and skin and eyes may happen. People can grow to be stick up to seven weeks after publicity to the virus.