Department of Transportation employee infected with Hepatitis A

Published: Aug. 9, 2016 at 12:39 AM HST|Updated: Aug. 9, 2016 at 11:38 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The State Health Department has confirmed another case of Hepatitis A in a State Department of Transportation employee, raising the number of confirmed cases to 135.

The Department of Health said on Monday that it is getting closer to finding out what is causing the outbreak.

"The indications are that whatever it is, this is not a fresh product its probably something that keeps for a while so frozen or dried or something," state epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park said.

All Department of Transportation employees, who may have been exposed, have been contacted are being offered vaccinations.

The Centers for Disease Control said three experts from epidemiology, infectious diseases and clinical care are in Hawaii assisting the DOH with the investigation.

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