Inmate kitchen worker at Franklin County jail tests positive for hepatitis A


An inmate assigned to kitchen duties at a Franklin County jail has tested positive for hepatitis A.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said the inmate is at the Jackson Pike facility.

According to the sheriff's office, staff observed signs and symptoms consistent with the virus on March 9 and placed the inmate in medical isolation.

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The staff received verification of the positive result on March 11.

As a result, the sheriff's office has been operating vaccination clinics at both jail facilities for staff and inmates.

Vaccinations were offered to all inmates and staff. The kitchen staff was vaccinated.

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