PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - After the Arkansas Department of Health announced an employee tested positive for Hepatitis A, a spokesperson for Little Caesars says they will close the Paragould restaurant to clean and sanitize it.
In a statement to the media, a company representative stated:
On Tuesday, the ADH announced an employee at the restaurant tested positive for the virus.
The ADH urged anyone who ate at the restaurant between July 19 and Aug. 2 to get vaccinated immediately.
Hep A vaccination clinics will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 9-10, at the Paragould Community Center, 3404 Linwood Dr. Additional clinics will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 16-17, at Eastside Baptist Church, 529 East Court St.
Anyone experiencing symptoms should seek care immediately, the health department stated. Typical symptoms include:
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Dark urine
- Clay-colored bowel movements
- Joint pain
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)