Case zero still unknown and get vaccinated Hawaii Hepatitis A outbreak hits 135

Hawaii News Now reports the outbreak of Hepatitis A in the islands has now sickened 135 people, the state Health Department said Wednesday.

hep.aAll cases have been in adults, and 39 have required hospitalization.

The total number of cases statewide is up by 42 people since last week. The onset of illness ranges from June 12 to July 24.

This is by far the largest outbreak of Hepatitis A in the islands in decades. State health officials said the outbreak appears to be focused on Oahu, but its source remains unclear. Seven of those who have been sickened live on the Neighbor Islands; one visitor has returned to the mainland.

Still, patrons who ate at the identified establishments during the dates of service below are being asked to seek medical advice.

Business                                 Island Location                                 Dates of service

Baskin-Robbins                    Oahu  Waikele Center                    June 17-19, 21-22, 25, 27, 30, and July 1 and 3

Chili’s Oahu                          Kapolei                                              July 10, 12, 14-15, 17-18, 20-27

Costco Bakery                      Oahu  Hawaii Kai                            June 16-20

Hawaiian Airlines                                                                            July 1-26 (see flight list)

Sushi Shiono Big Island       Waikoloa Beach Resort                   July 5-8, 11-15, and 18-21

Taco Bell                                Oahu  Waipio                                   June 16-17, 20-21, 24-25, 28-30, and July 1-4, 6-7, and 11