Georgia Wendy's customers urged to get checked for hepatitis A after an ...

Hepatitis A warning to Wendy's customers in Georgia after an employee tested positive The employee worked and handled food at the Lawrenceville location between June 13 and June 29 He or she is currently off the job and is no longer contagious, health officials say Workers have been vaccinated and the location has been cleaned and sanitized   Anyone who believes they may have been exposed is being offered a free immunization at the Gwinnett County Health Department

By Mary Kekatos Health Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 20:22 BST, 10 July 2019 | Updated: 20:22 BST, 10 July 2019

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Customers who ate at a Wendy's in Georgia are being told to get checked for hepatitis A after an employee tested positive.

Anyone who ate at the Lawrenceville location between June 13 and June 29 may have been exposed, according to the Gwinnett County Health Department.

During that time period, the employee worked and handled food, potentially spreading the illness to customers.

The worker is currently off the job and is no longer contagious, reported WSB-TV. 

Health officials said in a statement that Wendy's has immunized employees and thoroughly cleaned and sanitized the restaurant. 

An employee at a Wendy's in Lawrenceville, Georgia (pictured), who tested positive for hepatitis A, may have exposed customers who ate there between June 13 and June 29

An employee at a Wendy's in Lawrenceville, Georgia (pictured), who tested positive for hepatitis A, may have exposed customers who ate there between June 13 and June 29

'It is relatively rare for restaurant patrons to become infected with hepatitis A virus due to an infected food handler,' health department spokesman Chad Wasdin told WSB-TV.

'But anyone who consumed food or drink at the Wendy's...should contact their healthcare provider or their local health department to determine if a hepatitis A immunization is needed to prevent the disease.'

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