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Kentucky candy manufacturers report hepatitis A cases

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WKYT) – A Kentucky Candy manufacturer has announced that one of its employees has a case of hepatitis…

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WKYT) – A Kentucky Candy manufacturer has announced that one of its employees has a case of hepatitis A.

The employee working at Bauer’s Candies in Lawrenceburg was diagnosed on November 27th. The FDA is investigating the case.

People who bought candy while the worker worked there has a very small risk of being infected. The health department did not advise consumers to throw out any of the company’s products.

“Bauer’s Candies has collaborated fully with this survey and will continue to do so,” said the company in a statement. It also confirmed that it was mandated for all employees to be vaccinated in October.

The best methods for avoiding hepatitis A are to get vaccinated and exercise the right hand wash.

Health experts say that symptoms of hepatitis A are fatigue, decreased appetite, stomach ache, nausea, darkened urine, pale stools and jaundice. People may get sick 1

5-50 days after being exposed to the virus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should seek medical attention.

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