BEREA: The Madison County Health Department says it is investigating the case of a Berea McDonald’s food handler who was infected with hepatitis A.
Health officials say the individual worked at the restaurant on Glades Road Mar. 23 while infected. People who ate there on that date should watch for symptoms from Apr. 7- May 12.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say symptoms of hepatitis A include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-colored stools, joint pain and jaundice.
Hepatitis A can spread when an infected person does not wash their hands properly after using the bathroom before touching food.
The health department says McDonald’s has fully cooperated, and the restaurant scored a 100 on its latest health score.
Experts say hepatitis A can be prevented by receiving a vaccination.
The health department has not reported additional cases.