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Chart House Restaurant employee tests positive for Hepatitis A

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A food service worker at Chart House Restaurant has tested positive for Hepatitis A as part of an ongoing outbreak linked to tainted scallops.

The employee worked from Sept. 1 to Sept. 4 and Sept 8 to Sept. 11.

Health officials say there is a very low likelihood of recent customers becoming infected.

“The cause of the outbreak has been identified as frozen scallops that were served uncooked, but the long period of incubation, up to 50 days, means we could see cases of hepatitis A into October,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park.

“We will continue to inform the public regarding infected food handlers so that customers who may have been exposed during those service dates can consult their healthcare provider, especially if exposure was in the past two weeks and the customer might still be able to receive vaccination or immune globulin to prevent infection.” 

To date, the state Health Department has confirmed 271 cases of Hepatitis as part of the outbreak.

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