JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed with News Channel 11 that an employee of McDonald's West Market Street restaurant is investigating a case of acute hepatitis A.
TN's Health Department informed customers that they had visited the restaurant between 12:00 pm and 23:59 on Wednesday, July 24, possibly being exposed to the disease.
On Wednesday, July 31, and Thursday, August 1, a hepatitis A vaccine will be held at the Princeton Road 219 clinic from 8 am to 6 pm.
The press release said: "Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease caused by infection with the hepatitis A virus. The symptoms can range from a mild illness of a few weeks to a serious illness of several months. Hepatitis A can spread if a person takes fecal matter even in very small amounts. People who have been exposed to hepatitis A can reduce their risk of developing a hepatitis A vaccine within two weeks of exposure.
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