Hepatitis A outbreak count at 291; McDonald’s worker sick

October 20, 2016

Two new confirmed cases of Hepatitis A were recorded in Hawaii in the past week, bringing the total number of people sickened to 291. And, another restaurant worker has been identified as a victim, raising concerns about the possibility of additional exposures.

Hawaii Department of Health Officials take questions from reporters Aug. 16 following the announcement that frozen, imported scallops served at Genki Sushi restaurants have been linked to an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak. Speakers included, from left, Health Director Virginia Pressler, State Epidemiologist Sarah Park and Sanitation Branch Chief Peter Oshiro. (File photo)

In addition to the weekly case count