Those who may have come in contact with the worker should monitor their health for symptoms up to 50 days after possible exposure. Officials said they should also wash their hands with soap and warm water frequently, especially after using the bathroom and before preparing food, to prevent the spread of the virus.
If symptoms of a hepatitis A infection develop, contact a healthcare provider immediately, officials said. Symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness, fever and stomach pain, among others.
The Bartow County Health Department is offering free hepatitis A immunizations at their office at 100 Zena Drive in Cartersville. More information on the virus is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.
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