LAKE MARY, Fla. - Florida Department of Health in Osceola County, is warning workers to get vaccinated after two workers from a Denny’s in Kissimmee tested positive for hepatitis A.
Eddie Delgado says, "That’s disgusting. That’s very disgusting. I was about to eat there yesterday morning and I’m glad I didn’t. Health issues, that’s ridiculous."
Health officials say anyone who ate at the Denny’s located at 2051 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, from October 24 to November 1, should get vaccinated as a precaution.
Customer Linda Bartoli says, "Its very scary." Customers say they weren’t told about the health issue. And there’s no signs in the windows to warn people. Linda says, "I’ve been coming here for 30 years and I’ve never had a problem."
A Denny’s spokesperson says, they immediately closed the restaurant and commenced a cleaning and food removal process.
The restaurant was inspected by health workers and declared safe. Officials say, customers that were at the restaurant, from October 14 to the 23 should also look for symptoms.
Dr. Timothy Hendrix says, "It’s typically just an infection and inflammation of the liver. Last for several weeks, makes you feel tired, fatigued, jaundice that yellowing of the skin."
He tells us, Hepatitis A is usually seen in third world countries, but can be contracted from someone who’s traveled overseas. It can take a month to recover. "Its basically fecal, oral transmission."
Denny's says all employees at that location received a vaccine. Meanwhile customers like Linda say, they’ll be watching out for their own health. "Keep my eye out and see what’s going on."
And if you have any concerns about your health, make sure to contact your doctor.