Restaurant Worker in Linton Tests Positive for Hep A

A restaurant worker in Greene County made food while infected with hepatitis A.

The person worked at a Papa John’s off State Road 54 in Linton.

13 people in Greene County and more than 2,100 people statewide have gotten hepatitis A since Nov. 2017, when the Indiana State Dept. of Health declared a statewide epidemic.

Since then, at least 2,100 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with hepatitis A.

ISDH says four of those people died.

Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver.

It’s often spread when someone consumes food or drinks prepared by someone who is infected.

It can also be transmitted through personal contact with a sick person, including sex.

The best way to avoid hepatitis A is by washing hands after using the bathroom, changing diapers, and before preparing or eating food.

Health officials also encourage people to get the hepatitis A vaccine.

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