The state Health Department has issued a warning because a food service worker at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and a volunteer at the Salvation Army in Jonesboro had tested positive for hepatitis A, a contagious liver disease.

Anyone who ate at the ASU student center or the Salvation Army Oct. 13 and 14 are urged to get a vaccination.


Vaccine will be available Friday Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Craighead County Local Health Unit in Jonesboro at 611 E. Washington Ave. Vaccine will also be available at the ASU Reng Student Center (3rd floor River Rooms) located at Aggie Circle on campus in Jonesboro from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30.

ASU said it had met with Sodexo, which provides food service, and steps had been taken to sanitize all food preparation areas.


The Health Department has reported 178 cases of hep A since February in Northeast Arkansas, including one death. More information here.