Employee At Second Local Restaurant Confirmed To Have Contracted Hepatitis A

Feb 17, 2019


Columbus Public Health says an employee of Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles on East Livingston Avenue has been confirmed to have contracted hepatitis A. 

The agency says in a news release the employee had direct contact with food. Officials say anyone who ate at the restaurant between February 1 and 11 is encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible and watch for symptoms that include jaundice, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and fatigue. An information line has been set up at 614-645-1474, option 3. A free public vaccination clinic for restaurant patrons is scheduled for Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the agency's  Parsons Avenue offices. Ohio officials declared a statewide hepatitis A outbreak last year. To date, the release says Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health have investigated 269 cases. In January, the agency made a similar announcement concerning an employee of a North High Street restaurant.