A food service worker at Walt Disney World has contracted hepatitis A, according to reports from the Florida Department of Health.

What’s happening:

  • Local ABC news affiliate WFTV 9 in Orlando has reported that a Walt Disney World food service worker has contracted hepatitis A.
  • The case of was reported in a worker at the Hoop-Dee-Doo musical revue at the Fort Wilderness Campground.
  • The Florida Health Department received the report of the case on January 24.
  • The Health Department’s epidemiology staff in Orange County confirmed the case in the lab and worked with Disney officials last week to make vaccines available to staff members.  
  • WFTV has also reported that Disney officials have thoroughly cleaned and sanitized the restaurant after learning about the case out of an abundance of caution.
  • Disney is continuing to work with the Health Department and have put additional measures in place to protect guests and cast members, including making vaccines available.

What they’re saying:

  • Disney spokesperson: “Nothing is more important to us than safety. Upon learning this news, we immediately began working with the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. The impacted cast member has not worked since being diagnosed and will not return until officially cleared by the Department of Health. We are not aware of anyone else becoming ill and continue to be engaged with the Department of Health to ensure we have all of the right processes in place to protect our cast members and guests.”
 
 

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