No new Hepatitis A cases in Hawaii outbreak during past week

October 27, 2016

For the first time since July 6, Hawaii’s weekly Hepatitis A outbreak update did not include any new cases this week. The victim count held steady at 291.

When the Hawaii Department of Health first informed the public of the outbreak, the cause was a mystery. People started getting sick with the virus on June 12. More than two months later officials identified frozen scallops from the Philippines and served raw at Genki Sushi restaurants as the source.

State health officials impounded the implicated scallops and closed down the restaurants for cleaning and sanitizing, but people kept getting sick. That