By Associated Press - Friday, October 26, 2018

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Officials say a food service worker at Arkansas State University who also volunteered at the Jonesboro Salvation Army has tested positive for hepatitis A, the latest in an ongoing outbreak in the northeast part of the state.

The Arkansas Department of Health says anyone who ate at the ASU Reng Student Union dining hall or at the Salvation Army between Oct. 13 and Oct. 24 may have been exposed to the virus. The university says the employee worked for a food service vendor and is no longer working on campus.

Northeast Arkansas has been hit by an unusually severe hepatitis A outbreak, with 178 cases and one death confirmed since February. Symptoms of the contagious liver disease include fever, nausea, fatigue and jaundice.

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