City: 5 cases of Hepatitis A in Bronx restaurant

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are urging customers who recently patronized a Japanese restaurant in the Bronx to get vaccinated after identifying five cases of Hepatitis A.

Officials say Friday one employee and four customers of the New Hawaii Sea restaurant on Williamsbridge Road have tested positive.

Officials are asking that anyone who ate in the restaurant or ordered delivery or catering from it between Sept. 7 and Sept. 19 get vaccinated immediately.

They say the restaurant’s owners are cooperating and have voluntarily closed until enough of its employees are vaccinated.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that can last from a few weeks to a several months. A vaccination can prevent illness if given within two weeks of exposure.

The department will offer vaccinations beginning Saturday at Herbert Lehman High School.

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