Sonic and Olive Garden customers may have been exposed to Hepatitis A
The Utah Department of Health has announced that an employee infected with hepatitis A was working at the Sonic Drive-In and at the Olive Garden in Spanish Fork in December 2017. An outbreak of hepatitis A in that area of Utah has been linked to these two restaurants and to the infected employee.
The restaurants involved are Sonic on North Main Street and Olive Garden on North Canyon Creek Parkway. Visitors to Sonic on December 23 and 24 and to Olive Garden anytime from December 21 to December 30 may have been exposed, according to the Utah County Health Department.
Utah public health officials have identified 152 confirmed cases of the hepatitis A virus in the state since January 1, 2017. Some have been linked to a national outbreak. A person can be exposed to hepatitis A when coming into contact orally with something that has been contaminated with the virus, such as food and drink.
Sonic and Olive Garden customers may not be showing any symptoms yet, as hepatitis A symptoms may not immediately show. Symptoms include jaundice, abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. Customers who consumed food or drink or even used the restroom at either of these restaurants during December may have been exposed to hepatitis A. Symptoms may take two to six weeks to appear after a person has been exposed.
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