A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant, who served inflight food and beverages to passengers, was confirmed to have hepatitis A, the state Health Department said in a news release this afternoon.
Source: Hepatitis A confirmed in Hawaiian Air flight attendant | Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://www.staradvertiser.com/breaking-news/hepatitis-a-virus-confirmed-in-hawaiian-airlines-flight-attendant).
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This is the second case of a Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant sickened in the hepatitis outbreak on Oahu. To date, there have been 206 confirmed cases of the highly infectious disease. Health Department officials say the risk of transmission in this case is “extremely rare.” A hepatitis vaccine is available. For more details on the latest case and the number of flights affected, please visit http://www.hawaiianairlines.com/hepatitisA.
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