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Yet another restaurant with a hepatitis A issue
An employee at Steak ’n Shake in Columbia County reportedly tested positive for hepatitis A.
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health and East Central Health District, the employee is not currently working at the restaurant on Belair Frontage Road and coworkers have been offered the vaccination.
The department said the public has a low risk of being exposed to the virus from food service employees due to standard sanitation practices. Symptoms of hepatitis A include fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain and usually appear four weeks after exposure.
Environmental health staff are inspecting the restaurant to ensure safe food handling and preparation protocols are being followed, according to the department.
People who ate at the restaurant recently can talk to their health professional about receiving a vaccination.