The Hocking County Health Department reported an employee of the Logan McDonald’s was recently diagnosed with a case of hepatitis A.
According to a news release, the employees does handle food at the restaurant. After reporting the case to McDonald’s the restaurant underwent a cleaning and sanitizing process.
The health department says the risk to customers is extremely low.
Symptoms include fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea and jaundice. People with hepatitis A can have a mild illness that lists for a few weeks or in more severe cases several months.
During the statewide outbreak of hepatitis A, the health department reports a significant increase in cases since August 2018 in high risk groups, according to the news release.
McDonald’s is arranging for current and future employees to have access to hepatitis A vaccinations.
To help prevent the spread proper hand washing is encouraged after using the bathroom and before food preparation.