American Airlines flight attendant tests positive for hepatitis A
The flight attendant was on a flight from San Francisco to Charlotte on Sept. 21, according to the CDC.
Author: Michael King
Published: 5:26 PM EDT October 8, 2019
Updated: 5:26 PM EDT October 8, 2019

ATLANTA — An American Airlines flight attendant tested positive for hepatitis A, according to a report from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC says they received the report of the infection on Oct. 1.

According to 11Alive's Charlotte sister station WCNC, the male flight attendant was working onboard a Sept. 21 American Airlines flight from San Francisco to Charlotte.

The Mecklenberg County, North Carolina Health Department has contacted 18 people in that local area who were on board the flight. Health officials said those passengers were vaccinated and that there was no immediate threat to the public...