Hawaiian Airlines employee contracts Hepatitis A

HONOLULU — A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant was among the people in Hawaii infected with Hepatitis A.

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HONOLULU — A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant was among the people in Hawaii infected with Hepatitis A.

The state Department of Health says the attendant was on 33 flights from Honolulu to California, Nevada and neighbor islands in July. The employee served food and drinks to passengers.

Hawaiian Airlines spokesman Alex Da Silva says the airline is screening all crew members who worked with the infected attendant. He says no other crew members reported infections.

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The health department said Tuesday that a food service employee at a Chili’s restaurant in Kapolei on Oahu also was infected. An employee at Chili’s referred calls to an outside phone number, and a message left there wasn’t immediately returned.

More than 90 people in Hawaii have contracted Hepatitis A in Hawaii since mid-June.

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