Hawaii Hepatitis A Outbreak Now at 135 Confirmed Cases

As of August 3, 2016:

Since the last update, HDOH has identified 42 new cases of hepatitis A.  All cases have been in adults, 39 have required hospitalization.

Findings of the investigation suggest that the source of the outbreak is focused on Oahu.  Seven (7) individuals now live on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui, and one visitor has returned to the mainland.

Confirmed Cases of Hepatitis A: 135

Onset of illness has ranged between 6/12/16 – 7/24/16.

Places of Interest

An employee of the following food service business(es) has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. This list does not indicate these businesses are sources of this outbreak; at this time, no infections have been linked to exposure to these businesses. The likelihood that patrons of these businesses will become infected is very low. However, persons who have consumed food or drink products from these businesses during the identified dates of service should contact their healthcare provider for advice and possible preventive care.

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