Three weeks since the Hepatitis A warning at Fuzzy’s Tacos, Columbus Public Health is investigating another confirmed case at a separate local restaurant.
Health officials say a worker at Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles who had direct contact with food tested positive for the virus.
Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles is located at 1808 E Livingston Ave.
Anyone who was at this location between February 1 through 11 is encouraged to get a FREE hepatitis A vaccine from Columbus Public Health, located at 240 Parsons Ave, from 11 am to 3 pm on Monday, February 18.
Hepatitis A vaccines are also available from healthcare providers and retail pharmacies and are covered by most insurance plans. Residents are encouraged to call ahead first to make sure a particular location has the vaccine on hand.
Vaccinations are also being provided to the other workers at Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles.
ABC6 reports the owner of Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles is cooperating with the investigation, and an information line has been set up for questions on the hepatitis A vaccine at 614-645-1474, option 3.
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Ohio is currently experiencing a statewide outbreak of hep A. the public health department of the City of Columbus is urging the community to take steps to get educated and protect their health.
How the hepatitis A can be spread:
• Close contact with a person who is sick with hepatitis A
• Eating food prepared by a person with hepatitis A
• Oral/anal sex play (using fingers, hands, mouth or sex toys for anal play) with a person with hepatitis A
How can I protect myself from hepatitis A?
• Get vaccinated for hepatitis A if you are risk.
• Wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water after using the toilet, changing diapers and before preparing or eating food.
Symptoms of hepatitis A include:
• Jaundice (yellow eyes and skin)
• Abdominal (stomach or side) pain
• Nausea (upset stomach) or vomiting
• Fatigue (feeling tired)