Employee at Cheddar’s in Beckley diagnosed with Hepatitis A

Raleigh County
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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — An employee at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen in Beckley has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, according to the Beckley-Raleigh County Heath Department. 

The health department said the restaurant is working with the health department to prevent any new cases from arising in the community. 

Officials said while the risk of contracting Hepatitis A from eating at Cheddar’s is low, customers who ate at the restaurant between October 20, 2018 and October 31, 2018 should consider getting the Hepatitis A vaccine.  

Candance Hurd, director of nursing at the Beckley-Raleigh County Health Department, said, “They’ve done a thorough clean, there’s no reason to believe there is any additional risk to anyone. We’re just doing this to prevent disease, normally we don’t come out and mention any particular place or restaurant, but because it’s in the window where we can offer a vaccine within 14 days of an exposure to prevent disease, that’s what we’re trying to do today.”

No cases resulting from exposure while visiting Cheddar’s have been reported at this time. Health officials said the best way to prevent Hepatitis A is through proper hand-washing. 

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