Customers possibly exposed to Hepatitis A at Bronx restaurant

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newhawaiiTHE BRONX (PIX11) – The New York City Department of Health is warning patrons of the New Hawaii Sea Restaurant in the Bronx that they may have been exposed to Hepatitis A.

In a press release, the department said that an employee and four patrons of the restaurant had been diagnosed with the illness.

Customers that dined at the restaurant between September 7 and September 19, or ordered catering or takeout, are advised to receive Hepatitis A vaccinations as soon as possible.

The department also advises anyone who ate at the restaurant, located at 1475 Williamsbridge Road, before September 7 to be evaluated if they believe they have any symptoms of the virus. Symptoms include jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea.

Free vaccinations are being offered this Saturday and Sunday from 2-8 p.m at Herbert Lehman High School, located at 3000 East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx.