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Cafeteria worker at Oahu elementary school tests positive for Hepatitis A

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KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Department of Health has confirmed that a cafeteria worker at a Kaneohe school contracted Hepatitis A.

The Department of Education sent letters on Friday to parents of students at Benjamin Parker Elementary School. The letters state that the employee worked in the campus cafeteria from August 28-30.

The cafeteria is temporarily closed, and meals are being prepared off-site as the school works with the health department to begin serving food again.

All students should already be vaccinated against Hepatitis A as part of their routine childhood vaccinations.

This case is the latest in Hawaii's largest Hepatitis A outbreak in decades, with 271 people falling ill since April. After a months-long investigation to find the source, health officials determined it was imported frozen scallops served raw at Genki Sushi.

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