Hepatitis A Confirmed at Grand Blanc and Birch Run KFC Restaurants
Genesee and Saginaw County Health Departments have confirmed Hepatitis A exposure in both Grand Blanc and Birch Run.
The exposure was confirmed by health officials after KFC employee that works at both locations tested positive for Hepatitis A. You can read the complete warning from the GCHD here. The health department issued the following statement about the exposure.
Anyone who consumed food or drink from the Birch Run KFC between November 14-16, 2019, or the Grand Blanc KFC from November 20-26, 2019, may have been exposed to hepatitis A. The Genesee County Health Department and Saginaw County Health Department recommend anyone who visited KFC in Grand Blanc or Birch Run during these dates and has not been vaccinated for hepatitis A or has a sudden onset of any symptoms of Hepatitis A should contact their doctor.
Hep A symptoms may include sudden abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, headache, dark urine, and/or vomiting often followed by yellowing of the skin and eyes. Symptoms may appear from 14-50 days after exposure, with an average of about one month.
Both Genesee County and Saginaw County have Hep A vaccination events planned for this week and next week. You can get the complete schedule here.