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Northwest Georgia Health District Confirms Chickamauga McDonald's employee had hepatitis A

Updated: Apr 3, 2019

Northwest Georgia Health officials now say if you ate at the McDonald's in Chickamauga between March 4-29, you need to contact your health provider immediately to find out if you need a hepatitis A vaccination.

The Northwest Georgia Health District confirms to Northwest Georgia Scanner a employee (food handler) at the McDonald's in Chickamauga at 106 LaFayette Road (Highway 27) has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. The employee had hepatitis A from March 4th to March 17th.The Northwest Georgia Health is urging customers who have recently visited the McDonald's to get vaccinated. They will be offering free hepatitis A vaccinations at the Catoosa and Walker County Health Departments on Thursday, March 28, 8A.M.-6:30P.M.; Friday, March 29, 8A.M.-2P.M.; and Saturday, March 30th from 8A.M. - 12P.M.. Catoosa County Health Department, located at 145 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, GA 706-406-2000 Walker County Health Department, located at 603 E. Villanow Street, LaFayette, GA 706-638-5577. Symptoms of hepatitis-a include loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, fever, dark urine and light-colored stool. Yellowing of the skin or eyes may also appear.