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A person who handled food at a Gwinnett County Wendy's restaurant has tested positive for hepatitis A, officials said Monday.

The health department's investigation determined the employee worked at the 165 Scenic Highway location in Lawrenceville while sick and may have been able to spread hepatitis A to others between June 13 – 29, spokesman Chad Wasdin said.

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More than 300 people in Georgia have been affected by hepatitis A and one person has died between June 2018 and May 3, state health officials said Tuesday.

The report comes the same week as officials in South Carolina report an outbreak of hepatitis A in Aiken County. That's 30 miles from Augusta, where the Georgia Department of Public Health reported the second highest number of cases. Rome had the highest number with 137 cases of hepatitis A.