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Monday, August 22, 2016

"Hawaii, Let's avoid a major Hepatitis A Pandemic..."'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #143)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Obama Da Dog!
Kimo's world #143~Blog #1824

Hawaii, Let's avoid a major Hepatitis A Pandemic

Finally the culprit of the Hepatitis A outbreak was discovered  on the Hawaiian islands. It was tainted scallops from the Philippines primarily served at a short order franchised sushi restaurant named 'Genki sushi.' 
Number sickened in Hep A outbreak linked to scallops hits 206 (Hawaii News Now)
The irony of this is that Genki in Japanese means 'healthy.' The most popular expression in the Japanese language is "Genki Deska," which translates literally, (are you healthy) but is used to mean-- (how are you, howszit?)  Typical answer is (Genki Des.) (Yes, I am healthy!)

So far as of this writing there are approximately 300 confirmed cases of the Hepatitis A virus.
There are bound to be more since the incubation period is said to be long.

The state of Hawaii is in crisis since this virus can have a trickle down effect. One person  carrying the virus can infect many others, and those others can effect others... It can run out of control and be devastating

We are hoping the schools and state of Hawaii in association with Genki sushi restaurants have a mandatory vaccination for all keiki and adults. Please write your state senators immediately before we go into a major pandemic!

In the mean time vaccines are available without a prescription for $95.00 at Long drugs and other local pharmacies. If you want your Insurance to pay for the vaccination you must get a prescription form your PCP.
Trouble getting the hepatitis A vaccine? Check prescription, insurance requirements

Hana Hou, Encore!