In Late May a McDonald employee in Polk County Florida tested positive for Hepatitis A.

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Submitted: June 08, 2019

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In Late May a McDonald employee in Polk County Florida tested positive for Hepatitis A.

McDonald's released the following statement:

“We were informed by the Polk County Health Department that one of our employees has become ill. We are fully cooperating with the health department in their review of this matter, an isolated instance at this restaurant, to ensure the health and safety of all our employees and customers. Today and always, we are committed to a safe and clean restaurant environment, and we have taken proactive steps to again completely sanitize our restaurant.”

According to the CDC there have been a number of states with outbreaks of Hepatitis A:

There have been 1,500 cases of Hepatitis A in Florida since January 2018.

Alabama 65  9/1/2018-5/30/2019;Arizona 339  11/1/2018-5/31/2019

Arkansa  343  2/7/2018-5/31/2019;Colorado  65  10/1/2018-5/29/2019

Florida  1496  1/1/2018-4/30/2019;Georgia  374  6/1/2018-5/24/2019

Illinois  79  9/1/2018-5/29/2019;Indiana  1500  1/1/2017-5/31/2019

Kentucky  4664  8/1/2017-5/18/2019;Louisiana  214  11/1/2018-5/31/2019

Massachusetts  357  4/1/2018-5/24/2019; Michigan  914  8/1/2016-5/29/2019

Missouri  307  9/1/2017-5/28/2019;  New Hampshire  120  11/1/2018-5/28/2019

North Carolina  78  11/1/2018-5/20/2019;  Ohio  2939  1/1/2018-5/28/2019

South Carolina  106 11/1/2018-5/24/2019;  Tennessee  1511  12/1/2017-5/24/2019

Virginia  541/1/2019-5/30/2019;West Virginia  25153/19/2018-5/24/2019

States with a declared end to their outbreak

California  708  1/1/2016-4/11/2018;  Utah  281  5/8/2017-2/12/2019

 

 

Is McDonald’s statement reassuring to anyone?

 

I am planning on going to Florida in November and now getting a Hepatitis A vaccination before I go.


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