The health officials at Madison County health department of Kentucky said that McDonald Corp. employee in the city possibly has spread hepatitis A among customers. The officials have warned people that the patients with hepatitis A can be infected by the worker of McDonald in the town of Berea, South of Lexington. The restaurant is co-operating with the local and state agencies for the further investigation, the health department informed through their website.
The risk of hepatitis A is low who ate regularly at McDonald’s other than the particular one. However, consumers who ate at the particular McDonald’s on 23rd March, only those have people are been observed for the symptoms of hepatitis A from 7th April to 12th May. The news was reported earlier by the local WYMT-TV. This news lowered the prices of the stock market effectively.
Hepatitis A is a liver disease generally caused by a virus which is primarily spread by an infected person who has not injected the preventive vaccines. A virus of the disease is usually spread by the water, food and poor hygiene. An occurrence of the disease is significantly reduced since the unveiling of its vaccination in 1995. However, in 2015, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention found around 1,390 cases of hepatitis A. The organization proposed that these patients were affected due to unhygienic food and places to eat.
Recently, McDonald’s has been into discussion and news for many things like the misbehavior of employee with a customer at particular place and its new food delivery system in collaboration with Uber. In past few years, the restaurant industry has faced eruption for hygiene and spreading viruses. For instance, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., a burrito seller is struggling to cover-up their losses due to the case of foodborne illnesses which crumpled their stock prices significantly.