Restaurant worker with hepatitis A creates public health emergency in Springfield

May 21, 2014 11:24 PM

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Restaurant worker with hepatitis A creates public health emergency in Springfield

A restaurant worker tested positive for hepatitis A, a contagious virus that is transmitted by ingestion of infected food and water. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department says any customer at the Red Robin restaurant on South Glenstone Avenue in Springfield from May 8 - 16 is at risk and needs to get vaccinated.

At a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, Health Department director Kevin Gipson said Red Robin managers have been cooperative since their employee tested positive for hepatitis A. All employees have been vaccinated since the diagnosis. Health department inspectors found the restaurant had no ...

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