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Hepatitis A confirmed in Cave City cracker barrel staff



CAVE CITY, KY (WBKO) – The Cave City Cracker Barrel reopened after the Barren River Health Department confirmed a case of hepatitis A to a service agent.

The restaurant was reopened on Sunday evening. At that time nobody in the restaurant could comment on how long they were reopened.

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The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a case of hepatitis A at a food service employee at the Cracker Barrel in Cave City The number of restaurant visitors affected is low ,

The employee was diagnosed on December 27, and the restaurant was inspected, which did not result in any violation of the food code.

In a statement, a spokesman for Cracker Barrel says he has voluntarily closed the restaurant. They work with the health department to get everyone vaccinated.

The statement continues, "We want to assure our guests and staff that our location in Cave City is safe and open, and we will continue to take all necessary steps to provide a safe and inviting dining experience." On December 1

5, Kentucky had a total of 3,265 cases of hepatitis A. Barren County had a total of nine.

The Health Department of the Barren River District says it is important to remember that the hepatitis A virus was not found in the diet of any restaurants during this outbreak. Health officials are calling for people to get a hepatitis A vaccine.


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