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Health Dept.: Kentucky Fried Chicken employee who worked at 2 Michigan locations has Hepatitis A

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Posted at 8:48 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 20:48:30-05

WXYZ — Health officials are warning the public about a new case of Hepatitis A found in a fast food employee in Michigan.

The Genesee Health Department said the infected person was working at two different Kentucky Fried Chicken locations when they contracted the disease. The locations are at 6021 Dort Hwy in Grand Blanc Township and 9230 Birch Run Road in Birch Run, according to WXYZ Channel 7.

Anyone who consumed food or drink from the Birch Run KFC between November 14-16, 2019, or the Grand Blanc KFC from November 20-26, 2019, may have been exposed to hepatitis A.

The Genesee County Health Department and Saginaw County Health Department recommend anyone who visited KFC in Grand Blanc or Birch Run during these dates and has not been vaccinated for hepatitis A or has a sudden onset of any symptoms of Hepatitis A should contact their doctor.

Vaccination can prevent the disease if given within 14 days after exposure.

People who were possibly exposed at the Birch Run KFC location are outside the 14 days to get post exposure vaccination to prevent illness; however they should seek medical attention if any hepatitis A symptoms develop. For people who may have been exposed at the Grand Blanc KFC location it is important to get the vaccination as soon as possible.

The Genesee County Health Department will host a special hepatitis A vaccination clinic at the Genesee County Health Department Burton Branch, G-3373 S. Saginaw St., Burton, on Tuesday December 3rd from 4-7:00 pm and Thursday December 5 th from 8-11:00`am and 1-3:30 pm. Regular clinic hours for hepatitis A vaccinations at the Genesee County Health Department Burton Branch are as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: 8:00 – 11:00 am and 1:00 – 4:00 pm Tuesday: 1:00 – 4:00 pm and Thursday evening 4:00-6:00 pm by appointment.