Springfield restaurant worker diagnosed with hepatitis
Wed, 21 May 2014 20:54:03 GMT —
Health officials in Springfield are urging some patrons of a Red Robin restaurant to be vaccinated for hepatitis A after an employee was diagnosed with the virus.
The Springfield News-Leader reports the alert is directed at people who ate at the Red Robin at 3720 S. Glenstone from May 8 to May 11.
Officials with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department made the announcement Wednesday.
Hepatitis A is a liver disease that can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter -- even in microscopic amounts -- from contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated by an infected person.