Officials in Hawaii are shutting down a string of sushi restaurants as they eye the source of a Hepatitis outbreak.

FOX's Jeff Monosso reports:

The Hawaii State Department of Health orders several Ghenki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai to close their doors immediately after citing that imported frozen scallops the restaurants use as a possible source of a hepatitis-A outbreak that's sickened 168 people.

The hep-A virus, an infectious liver disease, is usually spread through fecal-contaminated food or drink or through close personal contact.

It's Hawaii's worst outbreak in more than two decades.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News.

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