Hepatitis A on Oahu, Hawaii

On Oahu, there have been 52 reported cases of Hepatitis A. The source of the outbreak is still unknown.

As a food worker at Baskin-Robins ice cream store (in Waikele Center) in Waipahu contracted the disease, people who have consumed food there might have been exposed.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Hepatitis A.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware that hepatitis A is preventable through vaccination. When there is a risk of exposure to hepatitis A virus, travellers can reduce this risk by obtaining the vaccine prior to travelling and by exercising caution and avoiding consuming contaminated food and water.

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