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. (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.

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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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