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    Source: http://katv.com/news/local/adh-warns...n-walnut-ridge

    ADH warns of possible Hepatitis A exposure in Walnut Ridge
    by Katie Clement
    Tuesday, April 24th 2018

    WALNUT RIDGE (KATV) — The Arkansas Department of Health is warning the public about a possible Hepatitis A exposure at a gas station in Walnut Ridge.

    The ADH says an employee of the Doublebee's gas station located in the 1003 bock of Highway 63 in Walnut Ridge tested positive for the virus.

    The department says anyone who ate at this facility between April 7 and April 18, 2018 should seek care if they have never been vaccinated.

    The Lawrence County Local Health Unit in Walnut Ridge will hold a walk-in clinic to provide vaccinations from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.

    The Health Unit is located at 1050 W Free St.

    In 2018, 13 cases of Hep A have been reported in this outbreak. Five of the 13 cases have included food service workers...


  • #2
    Source: https://www.myjournalcourier.com/new...e-12997356.php


    Arkansas region sees 4th hepatitis incident since February
    Published 10:21 am, Friday, June 15, 2018

    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Medical personnel in northeast Arkansas have vaccinated more than 230 people for hepatitis after the state's warning that a local restaurant employee tested positive for the virus.

    The Jonesboro Sun reports that 235 people received vaccinations at the Craighead County Local Health Unit by Thursday. The unit will also hold walk-in vaccinations Friday for free...

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    • #3
      Source: https://www.4029tv.com/article/offic...ansas/22664654


      Officials warn of hepatitis A exposure in NE Arkansas
      AP Updated: 11:39 AM CDT Aug 7, 2018

      PARAGOULD, Ark. —

      Health officials say anyone who ate at a northeast Arkansas Little Caesar's Pizza should get a hepatitis A vaccination after an employee tested positive for the disease.

      The Arkansas Department of Health said Tuesday that anyone who visited the Little Caesar's in Paragould between July 19 and Aug. 2 should seek vaccination and are encouraging all Greene County residents ages 19 to 60 get vaccinated. The department will have free vaccination clinics during the next two weeks...

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      • #4
        Source: http://www.knoe.com/content/news/Ark...490369381.html


        Arkansas Red Lobster employee testing positive for Hepatitis A
        By Associated Press |
        Posted: Wed 11:50 AM, Aug 08, 2018

        FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - A day after warning Paragould residents in northeast Arkansas about a possible hepatitis A exposure, Arkansas health officials are warning residents of a western Arkansas city after a restaurant employee there tested positive for the virus.

        The Department of Health said Wednesday that anyone who ate at Red Lobster in Fort Smith between July 19 and Aug. 4 should immediately get vaccinated. Officials say they are planning vaccination clinics in Sebastian County, though they have not yet released the dates...

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        • #5
          Source: https://katv.com/news/local/new-hepa...reak-continues



          New hepatitis A warning at Arkansas restaurant as outbreak continues
          by Kristen Wilson
          Monday, August 13th 2018

          PARAGOULD, Ark. (KATV) — The Hepatitis A outbreak in northeast Arkansas continues with the latest case discovered at a Paragould restaurant.

          The Arkansas Department of Health says the possible hep A exposure was at the Ironhorse Barbeque after an employee tested positive for the virus. Anyone who ate at the restaurant from July 25 to August 10 should get a vaccination...

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          • #6
            Source: http://www.kfvs12.com/2018/08/29/par...eaning-school/


            Paragould High School taking precautions after students tests positive for Hepatitis A.
            By Region 8 Newsdesk | August 28, 2018 at 8:27 PM CDT - Updated August 29 at 6:36 AM

            PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Paragould School District received notice Tuesday of a positive case of Hepatitis A involving a student at Paragould High School.

            According to a post on the Paragould School District Facebook page, action is being taken Tuesday night by cleaning and sanitizing inside PHS...

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            • #7
              Source: https://5newsonline.com/2018/09/20/h...as-restaurant/


              Health Department Issues Hepatitis A Warnings For Another NE Arkansas Restaurant
              Posted 12:17 pm, September 20, 2018, by 5NEWS Web Staff

              JONESBORO (KFSM) — The Arkansas Department of Health warned of yet another outbreak Thursday of Hepatitis A stemming from a restaurant in Northeast Arkansas.

              The ADH warned of a possible exposure after an employee at Pizza Inn on Southwest Drive in Jonesboro tested positive for the virus.

              The health department said anyone who ate at the restaurant between Sept. 4 and Sept. 17 should be vaccinated immediately if they’ve never received a hep A vaccination or if they were unsure of their status. There is no specific treatment for Hepatitis A, but illness can be prevented if the person is vaccinated within two weeks of exposure...

              ...The warnings come after 130 cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Northeast Arkansas, resulting in one death. Cases have been reported in Greene, Clay, Craighead, Independence, Lawrence, Lee, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, Poinsett and Randolph counties.

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              • #8
                Source: https://wreg.com/2018/10/11/jonesbor...is-a-outbreak/

                Jonesboro latest site of possible hepatitis A outbreak
                Posted 5:51 am, October 11, 2018, by AP

                ...Health Department spokeswoman Meg Mirivel said Wednesday that an employee of Murdocks Catfish in Jonesboro tested positive for the disease. Mirivel says anyone who ate at the restaurant between Sept. 27 and Oct. 5 should seek vaccination.

                Northeastern Arkansas has seen 158 hepatitis A cases, including one death, since February in an unusually severe outbreak which has largely hit Greene County...

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                • #9
                  Source: http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2018/o...ure-at-arkans/


                  Possible hepatitis A exposure at Arkansas State University and Jonesboro Salvation Army
                  By Staff Report
                  Posted: October 25, 2018 at 12:21 p.m.

                  Little Rock -- Patrons who ate at Arkansas State University and the Jonesboro Salvation Army are being warned against possible hepatitis A exposure.

                  An employee at the Arkansas State University Reng Student Center Cafeteria and a volunteer at the Salvation Army at 800 Cate Ave. in Jonesboro tested positive for the virus, according to a press release from the Arkansas Department of Health.
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                  Anyone who ate at those facilities from Oct. 13 to Oct. 24 should seek vaccination immediately if they have never been vaccinated against hepatitis A or are unsure of their vaccination status, the release said...

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                  • #10
                    Source: http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2019/0...der-jonesboro/


                    Arkansas Department of Health: Possible Hepatitis A exposure at On the Border in Jonesboro
                    (Source: Raycom Media)
                    By Region 8 Newsdesk | January 2, 2019 at 5:29 PM CST - Updated January 2 at 8:32 PM

                    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Arkansas Department of Health is warning about a possible Hepatitis A exposure after an employee at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina in Jonesboro tested positive for the virus, state health officials said Wednesday.

                    In a media release, health officials are asking anyone who ate at the restaurant at 2324 Red Wolf Boulevard between Dec. 13 and 27 should seek a vaccination immediately if they have not been vaccinated against Hep A or are unsure of their vaccination status...


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                    • #11
                      Source: https://5newsonline.com/2019/01/11/a...-in-jonesboro/


                      Another Hepatitis A Case Confirmed In Jonesboro
                      Posted 11:23 am, January 11, 2019, by Associated Press

                      JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health says another case of hepatitis A has been found in northeast Arkansas.

                      The department said Thursday that an employee of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen in Jonesboro tested positive for the virus.

                      Health officials say anyone who ate at the restaurant on Dec. 22 or Dec. 23 should seek medical care if they develop symptoms such as fever, nausea, fatigue and jaundice...

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://www.thv11.com/article/news/l...5-a89f8913d016

                        Possible hepatitis A exposure at Subway in Trumann
                        The Arkansas Department of Health is warning the public about a possible hepatitis A exposure at a Subway location in Trumann.
                        Author: THV11 Digital
                        Published: 11:59 AM CST February 11, 2019
                        Updated: 12:33 PM CST February 11, 2019

                        The Arkansas Department of Health is warning the public about a possible hepatitis A exposure at a Subway location in Trumann.

                        According to ADH, an employee tested positive for the virus.

                        Anybody that ate at the Subway on 121 Highway 463 North in Trumann between January 23 through February 6 should get vaccinated as soon as possible...

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