Another Case of Hepatitis A in Linton

(LINTON) – Another case of Hepatitis A was reported at Papa John’s off State Road 54 in Linton.

Greene County health officials confirmed that an employee that handles food was in infected with the virus.

The Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed 13 outbreaks in Greene County since Nov. 2017. There are 2,140 cases statewide.

The virus can spread through sex, sharing needles or consuming contaminated foods and water. It is usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water.

Symptoms include fatigue, loss of appetite, stomach pain and nausea.

Experts urge you to call a healthcare provider if you’re experiencing any signs.

Health officials say washing your hands will prevent it from spreading. If you are exposed to the virus you should get a Hepatitis vaccine.

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