Star restaurant Sokyo’s hep A scare
PUBLIC health officials are warning diners at one of Sydney’s top Japanese restaurants that they may have been exposed to hepatitis A after a staff member contracted the infection on a recent holiday.
Visitors to Sokyo restaurant at The Star who ate there in late September or early October should visit their GP if they are concerned, said NSW director of communicable diseases Dr Vicky Sheppeard.
While there is no cure for hepatitis A, the risk of contracting it is low and there is no ongoing risk.
“There is a safe and effective hepatitis A vaccine available through GPs for those who are worried,” Dr Sheppeard said. “But the hepatitis A vaccination is not considered necessary on the basis of this low-risk exposure.”
The restaurant continues to operate uninterrupted, with no ongoing risk to diners.
“NSW Health is grateful for the co-operation of Sokyo while assessing the situation,” added Dr Sheppeard.