Hep A Outbreak at Bronx Sushi Shop Sickens 5

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Sushi pizza: not so appetizing. Photo: New Hawaiian Sea

Bronx sushi spot New Hawaiian Sea has been temporarily shut down after officials discovered four customers and one worker were infected with hepatitis A. Those unlucky enough to have dined at or eaten takeout from the restaurant between September 7 through 19 are thought to be at the greatest risk; symptoms including fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, and jaundice develop approximately one month after infection. The city is now giving out vaccinations in the Bronx, and if administered up to fourteen days after initial exposure, the shot can prevent the disease from occurring. More information here. [NYDN, NYC.gov, Related]