Hawaii Hepatitis A outbreak grows to almost 250 people

September 1, 2016

Additional victims of a Hepatitis A outbreak linked to imported, frozen scallops served raw in Hawaii continue to be identified, with state officials reporting 241 people now confirmed with infections.

In the past week, 13 more people have been confirmed, according to the Hawaii Department of Health’s weekly update posted on Wednesday. Slightly more than one-fourth of the victims — 64 — have had symptoms so severe that they required hospitalization. Onset of the illnesses ranges from June 12 through Aug. 25.

The post-exposure vaccination window of opportunity for people who were exposed to the virus at Genki Sushi restaurant