Arkansas health officials warn of hepatitis at Paragould Little Caesar’s

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PARAGOULD, Ark. — The Arkansas Department of Health has a warning for anyone who ate at the Little Caesar’s Pizza at 1731 West Kingshighway in Paragould between July 19 and Aug. 2.

An employee at the store tested positive for the Hepatitis A virus, a contagious liver disease and customers could have been exposed. The state says anyone who ate at the restaurant during those dates should be vaccinated.

Since February, 60 cases of hepatitis A have been reported as part of an outbreak in Northeast Arkansas, including one death. All of the cases have been in adults. Eighty percent of cases reported in the last month have been in Greene County residents.

The state urges Greene County residents that are 19-60 years of age to get vaccinated for hepatitis A.

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