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Kapolei Zippy’s food service employee confirmed to have Hepatitis A

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A food service worker in Kapolei has been confirmed to have Hepatitis A as part of an ongoing outbreak linked to tainted scallops.

The employee works at the Zippy's Restaurant at 950 Kamokila Blvd. in Kapolei.

While the risk of the worker transmitting Hepatitis A to customers is very low, the Department of Health is encouraging those who ate at the restaurant on the dates the employee handled food to monitor their symptoms.

The employee worked evenings and nights at the sit-down dining section and bakery of the restaurant (and did not work at the fast-food window) on Aug. 14, 18–19, 21, 23, and 25–26.

As of Wednesday, 241 people in the islands have been sickened by raw scallops served at popular chain Genki Sushi.

“This case is a reminder that even though contaminated scallops have been removed from the market, the long Hepatitis A incubation period means we must continue to remain vigilant for new cases,” said state epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park. “DOH will continue to work with the public and businesses to prevent further illness.”

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