WQAD reports that Trinity Regional Health System is making an $80,000 "contribution" toward the cost of Rock Island County’s vaccination expenses arising out of this summer’s Hepatitis-A outbreak. The outbreak, which sickened more than 30 people, was traced to an ill worker at the Milan, Illinois McDonald’s. In an effort to limit illness, the County provided more than 5,000 vaccinations to people exposed at the restaurant. WQAD reports that:
Rock Island officials asked Trinity to pay for expenses after an investigation into the outbreak concluded that Trinity and a metro lab failed to report the first case of Hepatitis A in June. The county determined the outbreak originated from a sick worker at the McDonald’s restaurant in Milan, Illinois and eventually spread to more than 30 people.