The Boyd Co. Health Department is investigating a second reported case of Hepatitis A at an Ashland restaurant for the second time in the last month. Health Officials say another case was reported in a food preparation worker at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant on Monday. Another case involving a food service worker at the same restaurant was diagnosed in April. According to WSAZ reports, the Boyd Co Health Department said, “the investigation found that the risk of restaurant patrons becoming infected is very low and no association with transmission can be confirmed by a connection to Texas Roadhouse.” Officials say Hepatitis A is primarily spread among IV drug users, but can also be transmitted by improper hygiene. Hand washing is the best way to avoid transmitting the disease. Kentucky has more than 400 documented cases of hepatitis A, with more than 35 confirmed cases in Boyd Co.
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