Casino hepatitis alert
Authorities have warned recent diners at Sydney’s Sokyo restaurant could be at risk of contracting hepatitis A after a food handler was diagnosed with the disease.
A staff member of the Japanese restaurant, in the Star casino complex, was believed to have become infected while holidaying overseas, NSW Health said.
It said the risk of infection was low but anyone who dined there between September 20 and October 8 should visit a GP.
The NSW Food Authority confirmed processes and hygiene systems at Sokyo are robust and the restaurant will continue operating uninterrupted.
“There is a safe and effective hepatitis A vaccine available through GPs for those who are worried,” NSW Health director of communicable diseases Vicky Sheppeard said.
“But the hepatitis A vaccination is not considered necessary on the basis of this low-risk exposure.”