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