NES TSIONA, ISRAEL - JANUARY 22: A laboratory technician places human blood samples on an automated testing line at the Maccabi Health Services HMO central testing laboratory January 22, 2006 in Nes Tsiona which is located in central Israel. The laboratory, which operates a fully automated system complete with advanced robotics, can test more than 50,000 blood samples a day. The lab is considered one of the most modern of its kind in the western world. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

With 18 Floridians dead after contracting Hepatitis A, discovering yet another restaurant worker with the dreaded disease isn’t good news.

This is the sixth time a Pinellas County food service worker has tested positive for the disease. This time it’s an employee of the Friendly Fisherman located at the popular John’s Pass Boardwalk in Madeira Beach.

The Florida Department of Health is closely monitoring this outbreak of the virus in Florida, with Tampa Bay as the epicenter.

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Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .