Case of hepatitis A confirmed at New Hawaii Sea Restaurant on Williamsbridge Road

The Health Department is urging customers who ate there between Sept. 7 and Sept. 19 to get a vaccination for hepatitis A as soon as possible.

The Health Department is urging customers who ate there between Sept. 7 and Sept. 19 to get a vaccination for hepatitis A as soon as possible. (9/20/13)

THE BRONX - A case of hepatitis has been confirmed at a Bronx restaurant.

The case was reported at New Hawaii Sea Restaurant on Williamsbridge Road.

In a release, the Department of Health said an employee and four customers contracted the virus that is usually spread by contaminated food or food that was handled by an infectious person.

The Health Department is urging customers who ate there between Sept. 7 and Sept. 19 to get a vaccination for hepatitis A as soon as possible.

Symptoms can include yellowing of the skin and eyes, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

People can visit their regular doctors to get a vaccine, but the Health Department will offer vaccinations Saturday and Sunday at Herbert Lehman High School located at 3000 East Tremont Ave. from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
 

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