Hepatitis A identified in Montgomery food worker



The Alabama Department of Health is investigating a food handler who was found to be infected with the Hepatitis-A virus.

As a precaution, the ADPH suggests that anyone who ate food prepared at Panera Bread, located at 2998 Carter Hill Road in Montgomery, between January 26, 2019 and February 5, 2019 should contact their health care provider, pharmacy, of the Montgomery County health department to see about getting the vaccine as soon as possible.

According to the ADPH: “Adults with hepatitis A may have symptoms that include fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea, and jaundice. These symptoms usually resolve within two months of infection,” said Dr. Burnestine Taylor, Medical Officer for Disease Control and Prevention, ADPH. “Children less than 6 years of age generally do not have symptoms or have an unrecognized infection. Almost all people who get hepatitis A recover completely.”