Two Hepatitis A victims in Hawaii confirmed dead

October 28, 2016

Two Hepatitis A victims have died in the outbreak in Hawaii that was traced to frozen scallops imported from the Philippines and served raw at Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai.

A spokesman for the Hawaii Department of Health confirmed the two deaths Thursday. He said one of the deaths is not attributed to the victim’s Hepatitis A infection because the person was terminally ill and in hospice care.

The other death was reported to the state health department “earlier this week” and involved a woman in her 60s who developed liver failure after contracting the outbreak strain of the