An employee who worked at a Kroger in Kentucky has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, and authorities are responding.
An employee at a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, Kentucky has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, and authorities are in scramble mode to get a handle on the potential outbreak. Kroger says the man worked at the store, located in Pleasant Ridge Park, back in February and customers who bought produce between Feb. 4-28 may have been placed at risk and should get checked out.
In addition, Kroger is advising people to throw away any produce they purchased at the store during that period. The employee had been working during the third shift in that section, and when he visited the dcotor on Feb. 28, he was diagnosed with Feb. 28.
The man promptly told his supervisor, which caused Kroger to let the Health Department know. Kroger is offering all employees and their families Hepatitis A vaccines for free. The illness can be transferred through contaminated food and liquids, and they can cause serious symptoms ranging from fatigue to nausea to jaundice.