When you go out to eat, you expect the food to be of a high quality and for it to be safe. You don’t want to find out that you’re expected to get a hepatitis A vaccine because of workers who may have contaminated the food.
Unfortunately, that’s what happened in Kissimmee, Florida, at a local Denny’s restaurant. Health officials are now urging patrons of the restaurant to get vaccinated.
Two workers at the popular breakfast restaurant tested positive for hepatitis A, leading health officials to put out a warning to patrons who ate at the 2051 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway store between Oct. 24 and Nov. 1. The restaurant was immediately closed when the two workers were diagnosed, leading to an inspection by the Florida Department of Health in Osceola County. The restaurant has been declared safe, and the restaurant is providing all current employees with the vaccine.
Anyone who dined there between the dates specified should look for signs of a hepatitis A infection, including:
- Dark urine
- Pale white stool
- Yellow skin
- Yellow eyes
- Abdominal discomfort
If you have or develop any of these symptoms, then it’s important to seek medical care. The health department will be offering free vaccines to those who dined at the store during those dates.
This potential hepatitis A outbreak is just one more example of how you could suddenly be injured by another person’s actions. If you develop hepatitis A or another illness as a result of eating out, you may be able to file a claim for compensation.