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UPDATED: Employee At Mamma's Mexican-Italian Restaurant Diagnosed With Hepatitis A
Updated June 15, 2018 5:54 PM
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(BEDFORD) - Momma's Mexican-Italian Restaurant is back open for business.

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Another restaurant employee in Lawrence County has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.

In this case, the employee that was diagnosed works at Mamma's Mexican-Italian Restaurant in Bedford. The family-owned restaurant has temporarily closed for an intensive cleaning as a result.

The owner says he received a call from the county health department Thursday, notifying him that the employee tested positive for the virus. The restaurant says 90 percent of their staff had their Hepatitis A shots.

This is not the first outbreak at a Bedford restaurant.

Just last week, the county health department issued a warning after a fast-food worker at the local Burger King was diagnosed with Hepatitis A in addition to one at Marco's Pizza.

According to the state department of health, from January through the beginning of June, there have been at least 18 Hepatitis A cases in Lawrence County. Officials say that number could continue to rise.



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