This work was undertaken with the assistance of all member of the Hepatitis A Outbreak Response Team (DOCD Admin (Nia Barreto, Stacy Richard, Alexandra Ibrahim); DOCD Immunization Branch (Alicia Diem, Paula Doan, Cheryl Donahoe, Emerald Fujioka, Joseph Galatas, Jihae Goo, Mitchell Gutter, Scott Hall, Violet I, Noel Jose, Mariannah Kitandwe, Augustina Manuzak, Marci Nagao, Gail Ogawa, Michael Schweikert, Jocelyn Ungos-Markham, Danielle Vassalotti, James Wasa, Heather Windfield-Smith, Cathy Wu); DOCD Disease Investigation Branch (Myra Ching-Lee, Zeshan Chisty, Arielle Colon, Joe Elm, Hua He, Eleanor Low, Lyle Maesaka, Michelle Nakata, Jed Sasaki, Uyen Truong, Lauren Usagawa, Caron Wilberts, Corliss Yoshiura); DOCD Preparedness Branch (Araceli Barroga, Evelyn Gogue, Jonathan Hilts, Roger Hirata, Judy Kern, Kellen Lovell, Christine Noguchi, Jennifer Roden, Alice Tam, Marjorie Tayao); Public Health Nursing (Ailene Barranco, Derek Bown, Willa Donnelly, Holly Kataoka, Nagisa Kimura, Jean McDermott, Maegan Moleechat, Vivian Murayama, Kristine Omura, Dori Sparlin, Kristin Speltz, Angela Tanioka, Ellen Taoka, Karri Villanueva); STD Branch (Tran Ahn); Maui DHO (Takako Nakaaki); Hawaii Island DHO (Marlena Dixon, Jenny Ushiroda); Kauai DHO (Lisa Gelling); DOH Director's Office (Janice Okubo, Anna Koethe); State Laboratories Division (Rebecca Kanenaka, Roland Lee); Sanitation Branch (Keegan Asato, Chantel Aspuria, David Ching, Greg Edwards, Kathleen Hashimoto, Sandra Hung, Mark Hutchinson, Paul Maeda, Marc Miyamura, Shani Nakanishi, Jennie Negele, Peter Oshiro, Denise Otsuka, Jacqueline Robson, Jill Sakamoto, Alexandra Shibata, Blaine Shishido, Landan Taketa, Erin Villanueva-Miyasaki, Amber Vuong, Lance Wong, Amanda Lowrey, Bill Coleman, Brenda Okazaki, Jennifer Chii, Leona Kealoha, Lisa Yasunaga, Marie Ayson, Mike Okamura, Phyllis Hoomanawanui, Ronald Loo, Sarah Fong, Tristan Asuncion, William Meyers, Lori Nagatoshi, Roger Agullana, Darren Tamekazu, Ricky Oyama, Lisa Otoman-Murayama, Patti Kitkowski, Gerald Takamura, Eric Honda, Lynn Nakasone); Medical Reserve Corps (Susan Fujii, Patricia Fukuda, Joyce Li, Margaret Onaka, Janis Saiki, Roy Yamamoto); DOCD Student Intern (Peggy Su), the CDC Immunization Services Division and FDA (Palmer Orlandi, Toni Morales, Jessica Jones, Williams Burkhardt, Efstathia Papafragkou, Michael Kulka, Rachel Rodriguez, Katja Schilling, Alvin Crosby, Nicole Yuen, Herminio Fancisco, Steven Bloodgood). We received no specific grant from any funding agency, commercial, or non-for-profit sectors. However, HDOH receives critical funding support from CDC through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity and Immunisation grants (6 NU50CK000415-03-09 and 5 NH23IP000721-05-00, respectively), which greatly facilitates our capacity to conduct disease surveillance, investigations and outbreak response.
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