Georgia Wendy's customers urged to get checked for hepatitis A after an employee tested positive 

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Customers who ate at a Wendy's in Georgia are being told to get checked for hepatitis A after an employee tested positive.

Anyone who ate at the Lawrenceville location between June 13 and June 29 may have been exposed, according to the Gwinnett County Health Department.

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During that time period, the employee worked and handled food, potentially spreading the illness to customers.

The worker is currently off the job and is no longer contagious, reported WSB-TV.

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Health officials said in a statement that Wendy's has immunized employees and thoroughly cleaned and sanitized the restaurant.

'It is relatively rare for restaurant patrons to become infected with hepatitis A virus due to an infected food handler,' health department spokesman Chad Wasdin told WSB-TV.

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'But anyone who consumed food or drink at the Wendy's...should contact their healthcare provider or their local health department to determine if a hepatitis A immunization is needed to prevent the disease.'

Anyone who believes they may have been exposed can get a free immunization at any Gwinnett County Health Department location.

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Vaccinations are suggested within 14 days of possible exposure, officials say.

Meritage Hospitality Group, the organization that owns the Lawrenceville location, did not immediately respond to's request for comment

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However, a statement was provided to GPB News that reads: 'We take the health and safety of our customers and team members very seriously, and we have stringent procedures in place to ensure...
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