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Columbus restaurant back open after Hepatitis A scare – ABC6OnYourSide.com

by Sarah Wynn

Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles was back open for business on Sunday after a major health scare. A worker at the 1808 East Livingston Avenue location was found to have Hepatitis A{/a}. (WSYX/WTTE){/p}

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles was back open for business on Sunday after a major health scare. A worker at the 1808 East Livingston Avenue location was found to have Hepatitis A.

ABC6/FOX28 spoke with an employee of the restaurant, he urges customers they have nothing to be worried about. Columbus Public Health confirmed no other workers at Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles have been found with the virus.

“Oh yeah, it’s clean. I know because I cleaned it. I’m the cleaning guy, sweep, mop,” said Jeff Cole, an employee at Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles.

Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles was back open for business on Sunday after a major health scare. A worker at the 1808 East Livingston Avenue location was found to have Hepatitis A. (WSYX/WTTE)

Columbus Public Health is warning anyone who ate at Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles between February 1st and 11th to get vaccinated for Hepatitis A. It’s typically spread through contaminated food or water, and symptoms include nausea, fever, and stomach pain.

A free public vaccination clinic for adults who visited the restaurant will be held from 11 am to 3 pm on Monday, February 18, at Columbus Public Health located at 240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. Health officials added that hepatitis A Vaccines are also available from healthcare providers, and pharmacies, and that the vaccine is covered by most insurance plans.

Columbus Public Health says the latest case is part of a growing statewide issue. In late January, there was a case at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop near downtown Columbus.

Earlier this month, a McDonald’s employee in Hocking County was also diagnosed with Hepatitis A.

ABC6/FOX28 will continue to follow this story.

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