According to WSAZ news, another food service worker in Boyd Co has been diagnosed with hepatitis A.
WSAZ reports that officials with the Ashland-Boyd Co Health Department said an employee at the Tudor’s Biscuit World in the 2000 block of Winchester Ave. was diagnosed on Tuesday, making the 9th case in Boyd Co as part of this outbreak.
Officials say the last shift this employee worked was on Friday, May 25.
The employee was recently hired part-time.
The risk for infection is “very low” according to the health department officials.
All employees will be required to get the Hep A vaccine before returning to work.
The Health Department said, “It is important for the public to understand that the hepatitis A virus has not been found to be in food from restaurants during this outbreak. Currently, the method of transmission is person-to-person.”
It is “imperative” that people practice strict hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before eating, after using the restroom, or touching items like grocery carts, door handles, gas pump handles, etc.
Hand sanitizer will not kill the virus.