A-List Celebs Need Hep A Shot After NY Birthday Bash

  1. New York Health Officials Worried Bartender May Have Passed Infection

    By MICHELLE NICHOLS
    Feb. 21, 2008


    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Celebrities Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and Madonna are among hundreds of patrons of a New York bar being urged by New York health officials Thursday to get a Hepatitis A vaccination after a bartender was found to be infected.
    The city health department issued a statement, warning anyone who visited Socialista in Manhattan's West Village on Feb. 7, 8 or 11 to get a vaccination.

    Local media reports said Moore hosted a 30th birthday bash for her husband Kutcher at the venue on Feb. 7 after a star-studded dinner at Gemma restaurant.
    Entertainment photo agency WireImage showed guests at the Socialista event, including Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ivanka Trump, Liv Tyler, Catherine Keener, Lucy Liu and Salma Hayek.

    Other celebrities reported at Socialista were Javier Bardem, nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar, Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart and fashion designer Roberto Cavalli.

    Socialista was not immediately available for comment, nor were representatives of Moore, Kutcher or Madonna.

    "Any patron who visited the establishment after 8 p.m. on February 7th or 8th, or after 10 p.m. on February 11th (the times the infected person worked after becoming infectious), is considered to be at risk and needs a preventive shot," the health department said.

    It said the bar owners were cooperating fully and estimated between 700 and 800 people had visited the bar on those nights, but added that no cases of illness had yet been identified.

    Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by a virus and is spread from person to person by putting something in the mouth that has been contaminated with traces of fecal matter from an infected person, the department said.

    Symptoms include jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea.





    (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Oscars2008/story?id=4326713&page=1)
     
  2. Yikes! That is scary, I hope everyone is okay...I hope they get there hepatitus shots.
     
  3. Scary!
     
  4. opps sorry I posted this already, but I didnt know it was already posted because of the title...lol
     
  5. Eeeeeeew :s
     
  6. I am thinking that the vaccine wouldn't really help much if a person has already been exposed.
     
  7. scary..