A restaurant worker in Greene County made food while infected with hepatitis A.
The person worked at a Papa John’s off State Road 54 in Linton.
13 people in Greene County and more than 2,100 people statewide have gotten hepatitis A since Nov. 2017, when the Indiana State Dept. of Health declared a statewide epidemic.
Since then, at least 2,100 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with hepatitis A.
ISDH says four of those people died.
Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver.
It’s often spread when someone consumes food or drinks prepared by someone who is infected.
It can also be transmitted through personal contact with a sick person, including sex.
The best way to avoid hepatitis A is by washing hands after using the bathroom, changing diapers, and before preparing or eating food.
Health officials also encourage people to get the hepatitis A vaccine.