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Kahala McDonald's employee confirmed to have Hepatitis A

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    A growing Hepatitis A outbreak that's sickened nearly 170 people in the islands has been linked to frozen scallops served raw at popular restaurant chain Genki Sushi, whose Oahu and Kauai eateries have been shut down, ordered to throw away all of their food and disinfect from floor-to-ceiling.

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    A growing Hepatitis A outbreak that's sickened nearly 170 people in the islands has been linked to frozen scallops served raw at popular restaurant chain Genki Sushi, whose Oahu and Kauai eateries have been shut down, ordered to throw away all of their food and disinfect from floor-to-ceiling.

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KAHALA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Another food service worker on Oahu has been confirmed to have Hepatitis A, bringing the number of cases to 291, the state Department of Health said.

The infected case is an employee at McDonald’s in Kahala, according to the DOH.

Affected dates of service are Sept. 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28 and 29, and Oct. 1, 4, 5, 7 and 11. DOH said the likelihood that patrons of this particular location will become infected is very low.

Frozen scallops imported from the Philippines are confirmed as the source of the state's Hepatitis A outbreak, according to laboratory tests by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Those scallops were distributed by Koha Foods to Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai. 

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