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ADH: Possible Hep. A exposure reported at Jonesboro Steak 'n Shake

ADH warns customers of possible Hep. A exposure at Jonesboro Steak 'n Shake ADH warns customers of possible Hep. A exposure at Jonesboro Steak 'n Shake
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Just months after it opened, the Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed a possible case of Hepatitis A at the Steak 'n Shake in Jonesboro.

According to the ADH, an employee tested positive for the virus.

Anyone who ate at the restaurant on June 3 between 4 and 10:30 p.m. should seek medical attention immediately if they've never been vaccinated against the virus. Hep. A is a contagious liver disease.

"If someone ate at this restaurant on June 3 and is unsure what time they ate there, they should still seek vaccination," a news release said.

The Craighead County Local Health Unit will hold a walk-in clinic to provide vaccinations from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15. The LHU is located at 611 E. Washington Avenue in Jonesboro.

According to the ADH, those who can't attend the clinic will need a vaccine or medicine by June 17 to prevent illness.

A previously scheduled clinic in Greene County will continue as planned. It's set for Friday, June 15 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Greene County Health Unit at 801 Goldsmith Road in Paragould

Anyone attending the clinics should bring their insurance card and driver's license if they have one.

The Steak 'n' Shake opened on Caraway Road on April 30.

Since February 2018, 32 cases of Hep. A have been reported as part of an outbreak in Region 8. According to the ADH, the majority of the cases have been reported in Clay and Greene Counties. Cases have also been reported in Lawrence, Randolph and Craighead Counties. All of the cases involved adults.

Typical symptoms of Hep. A include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-colored bowel movements, joint pain, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

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