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Another food service worker confirmed to have Hepatitis A

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Another food service worker has been confirmed to have fallen ill with Hepatitis A as part of an ongoing outbreak linked to tainted scallops.

The Hawaii Department of Health said the food service worker is an employee at Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38.

Affected dates of service are from Aug. 26 to Sep. 12.

“Because of the long incubation period for Hepatitis A, we are continuing to see new cases of this illness even after identifying and removing contaminated scallops from Hawaii restaurants. Individuals exposed in July and August may become ill as late as September or October,” said Dr. Sarah Park, state epidemiologist.

“We want the public to understand that this does not represent a new outbreak, nor is this restaurant considered a source of the ongoing outbreak.”

To date, DOH has confirmed 252 cases of Hepatitis as part of the outbreak.

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