Hepatitis A Outbreak Jumps to Hawai‘i Island Raising Number to 93

Jul 27, 2016

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State Department of Health officials are investigating a case of Hepatitis A on Hawai‘i island.  That pushes the number of confirmed cases to 93. 

An employee of Sushi Shiono in Waikoloa tested positive... and all other employees were cleared.  DOH officials say the restaurant is safe, but they are asking patrons who visited the shop from July 5th through July 21st to watch for symptoms.

Dr. Melissa Viray is the Deputy State Epidemiologist for the DOH.

Viray says there are four cases on neighbor islands… but each individual had contact with an infected individual on O‘ahu.