The area's leading online source for news!
Louisa-Lawrence Co, KY

In God We Trust - Established 2008

Menu

April 14, 2018

 

ASHLAND, KY (WOWK) - The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department says that a food prep worker at the Texas Roadhouse in Ashland, Kentucky has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.

 

The ABCHD says that the employee prepared only fried food during the infectious period, March 20th through April 12th, 2018. The food was fried at a temperature greater than 185o F, therefore, making the potential exposure in the “Low Risk” category.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states it can take up to 50 days from exposure to hepatitis A for symptoms to develop.

Boyd County is investigating a case of Hepatitis A in an employee who worked at Texas Roadhouse in Ashland, KY. Roadhouse is providing all employees with vaccinations. They’re closed today until 6pm. @WOWK13NewsBoyd County is investigating a case of Hepatitis A in an employee who worked at Texas Roadhouse in Ashland, KY. Roadhouse is providing all employees with vaccinations. They’re closed today until 6pm. @WOWK13News

Texas Roadhouse released the following statement:

"...Texas Roadhouse is committed to the health and safety of our employees and guests and working closely with the health department. The health department has stated that this is a very low-risk exposure. In addition, all Texas Roadhouse employees are required to wear gloves. Also, as an added precaution, no employee will be allowed to work until they receive a vaccination or show proof that they have been vaccinated. Texas Roadhouse is providing the vaccination to all employees.

In addition to the shots, we have set-up a dedicated toll-free phone line for those who may have questions or issues. we encourage our guests and the public to reach out at 1-844-617-8241 from 8 am to 8 pm ET."

 

There is a two-week window for an exposed individual to receive the Hepatitis A vaccine. Hepatitis A vaccine given more than 14 days after a known exposure to hepatitis A virus may not be effective in preventing hepatitis A. In addition, persons in the community who wish to prevent hepatitis A disease from a future exposure should be immunized as a preventive measure. The last date for the post-exposure vaccine is April 26th, 2018.

Texas Roadhouse Corporate and local management and employees have cooperated fully with the local and state health officials to identify all employee contacts. Employees are only allowed to work if they have received the Hepatitis A vaccine. In addition, Texas Roadhouse would like the public to know that the infected individual did not have any contact with bread, salads or desserts.

Anyone who is experiencing symptoms should immediately contact their physician or seek other medical attention.

Anyone with possible exposure and not experiencing symptoms is encouraged to contact their healthcare provider, pharmacy or the health department for a post-exposure hepatitis A vaccine.

For many the Hepatitis A vaccine is covered through insurance as a preventive service. Individuals should contact their insurance provider to determine if their insurance will cover the vaccine. Private physicians, pharmacies, same day clinics and etc. should have vaccine available.

 

Comments  

-5 #10 UR Cold 2018-04-24 20:03
Quoting Whatever...:
To "Cold"...Good people do become addicts, but good people seek help to beat their addiction. They don't deliberately OD, knowing someone has a free Narcan shot in their pocket. Good people also get cancer and other terrible diseases. Why can't we hand out free chemo? Why can't we develop cancer treatment that is so cheap, we can just give it away? I would never let my child get to the point of addiction. Something called being a parent.
And, by what stretch of your little mind does my belief in Jesus connect to any of this?

Another thing NO parent “LETS” their child get to the point of addiction. Drug addiction happens to good, bad, smart, dumb, educated, uneducated, Dr’s, lawyers, policemen, teachers, etc, etc, and guess what? 90% of them had good parents. You’re very naive when it comes to drug or alcohol addiction, can happen to anyone, even you.
Quote
-4 #9 UR Cold 2018-04-24 19:46
Quoting Whatever...:
To "Cold"...Good people do become addicts, but good people seek help to beat their addiction. They don't deliberately OD, knowing someone has a free Narcan shot in their pocket. Good people also get cancer and other terrible diseases. Why can't we hand out free chemo? Why can't we develop cancer treatment that is so cheap, we can just give it away? I would never let my child get to the point of addiction. Something called being a parent.
And, by what stretch of your little mind does my belief in Jesus connect to any of this?
So everyone deliberately OD’s? Are you serious? Would you give narcan to n od victim if it was your family? Or let em die? Our politicians are paid off by pharmaceutical lobbyists, the hepatitis cure cost over $80,000 in our country, in other countries it cost less than $2,000. The question is, would you administer narcan to an OD victim if it was your family, or would you let em die? Please answer that. The reason I mention Jesus is because of his love and compassion and forgiveness.
Quote
+3 #8 Whatever... 2018-04-24 19:11
To "Cold"...Good people do become addicts, but good people seek help to beat their addiction. They don't deliberately OD, knowing someone has a free Narcan shot in their pocket. Good people also get cancer and other terrible diseases. Why can't we hand out free chemo? Why can't we develop cancer treatment that is so cheap, we can just give it away? I would never let my child get to the point of addiction. Something called being a parent.
And, by what stretch of your little mind does my belief in Jesus connect to any of this?
Quote
-4 #7 Cold 2018-04-24 11:14
Quoting Whatever....:
To "Wow" - If I have a heart attack, I will have to pay thousands of dollars that I don't have. I pay thousands of dollars for high blood pressure meds. I have had to sit and watch people die from cancer, because they can't afford the ungodly prices for treatments. Nobody's handing out free chemo,free heart medication or free radiation treatments, but society breaks their necks to pass out the free Narcan. All to save an addict who will turn right around and do it again. I believe it is your moral compass that needs to be tossed in the river.

Do you believe in Jesus? Narcan saves lives, what if it was your son, daughter, mother, or father would you let them od and die? Simple question.
Quote
-4 #6 Cold 2018-04-24 11:10
Quoting Wow Wee:
Narcan has produced a whole society of zombies. They're revived over and over again which allows them to reproduce more future junkies. Its a noble cause to support Narcan but in reality its an endless hole to pour resources into that could be used as a positive measure somewhere else. So what if people didn't enjoy the high that opioids give them. What if they never made the CHOICE to shoot up. What if........

So...If it was YOUR kid or family member, you’d let em die? Is that what you’re saying? Good people become addicts, addiction doesn’t discriminate. A lot of ex addicts saved by narcan go on to lead good productive lives. By the way are you an expert or educated on drug addiction?
Quote
+1 #5 Mercy 2018-04-24 00:34
This whole conversation is on the wrong soap box. HEPATITIS A is usually transferred through things like fruits and vegetables. Not needles!

That's HEPATITIS C
Quote
+3 #4 Whatever.... 2018-04-23 16:14
To "Wow" - If I have a heart attack, I will have to pay thousands of dollars that I don't have. I pay thousands of dollars for high blood pressure meds. I have had to sit and watch people die from cancer, because they can't afford the ungodly prices for treatments. Nobody's handing out free chemo,free heart medication or free radiation treatments, but society breaks their necks to pass out the free Narcan. All to save an addict who will turn right around and do it again. I believe it is your moral compass that needs to be tossed in the river.
Quote
+4 #3 Wow Wee 2018-04-22 21:19
Narcan has produced a whole society of zombies. They're revived over and over again which allows them to reproduce more future junkies. Its a noble cause to support Narcan but in reality its an endless hole to pour resources into that could be used as a positive measure somewhere else. So what if people didn't enjoy the high that opioids give them. What if they never made the CHOICE to shoot up. What if........
Quote
-5 #2 Wow 2018-04-21 23:33
Narcan saves lives, what if it was your kid? You’re cold hearted, completely misinformed idiot. Your statement proves your lack of understanding. Narcan SAVES lives, I guess you’d literally sit and watch a person die, even if it was your kid? When you have a heart attack from high blood pressure, we’ll sit and watch you stroke out and die, and not give you the opportunity to live. Your solution is let em die. You need your moral compass fixed, because it’s broken all to hell.
Quote
+1 #1 Menu 2018-04-20 15:02
Don't forget that brown sauce on those fresh rolls. They forget to wash their hands after shooting up.Keep the Narcan coming.
Quote

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

SOMEMRSEP