Another Possible Hepatitis A Exposure


The Arkansas Department of Health is warning of a possible Hepatitis A exposure after an employee of the Steak ‘n’ Shake in Jonesboro, located at 2307 E. Parker Road, tested positive for the virus. Hep A is a contagious liver disease.

Anyone who ate at this facility on June 3, 2018 between 4 and 10:30 p.m. should seek care immediately if they have never been vaccinated against Hep A or are unsure of their vaccination status. If someone ate at this restaurant on June 3 and is unsure what time they ate there, they should still seek vaccination. There are no specific treatments once a person gets Hep A; however, illness can be prevented even after exposure by getting the vaccine or a medicine called immune globulin. This medicine contains antibodies to Hep A and works best if given within two weeks of exposure to the virus.   MORE

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