A new case of hepatitis A has been diagnosed in a Frankfort food worker, the Franklin County Health Department reports.
The infected individual worked at the KFC located on at 1229 US 127 between Oct. 22 and Oct. 25.
The health department wants to remind the public that it’s rare for restaurant patrons to become infected with hepatitis A virus due to an infected food handler. However, for anyone who consumed food or drink at that KFC location during that time should receive a vaccination by Nov. 8.
Vaccinations are being administered at the Franklin County Health Department located at 100 Glenns Creek Road on the following dates and times:
Monday-Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Thursday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Anyone who ate there during that time frame should monitor their health for symptoms up to 50 days after exposure.
Careful hand washing, including under the fingernails, with soap and water, along with vaccination of anyone at risk of infection, will prevent the spread of this disease.