A case of hepatitis A was discovered in a food worker at a Walt Disney World dinner show, health officials said.
Officials from the Florida Department of Health said the employee was working on the Hoop-Dee-Doo musical review at Fort Wilderness Campground.
The health department said it received a report on the hepatitis A case on January 24. 19659003] "Our epidemiology staff collaborated with Disney to vaccinate on-site staff last week. Disney continues the process of vaccinating their employees," health officials said.
Hepatitis A is highly contagious and usually spreads when an infected person handles food, after not washing their hands properly. In rare cases, it can cause liver failure and death.
"Nothing is more important to us than safety. After reading this news, we immediately started working with the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. The hit cast member has not worked since being diagnosed and will not return until officially cleared by the Department of Health, we are not aware that others will get sick and continue to be engaged to the Department of Health to ensure we have all the right processes in place to protect our caste members and guests , "a spokesman for Walt Disney World said
Disney said the restaurant has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.
Disney said it will continue to work with the Department of Health to monitor the situation and have put additional measures in place.