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Hepatitis scare for star names at Kutcher party

A group of celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Bruce Willis and Madonna risk finding themselves on the wrong kind of A-list after coming into contact with an infected barman. Stars attending the 30th birthday party of the actor Ashton Kutcher have been urged to receive immediate vaccinations after it emerged that the employee at New York's swish Socialista nightclub was infected with the hepatitis A virus Noun 1. hepatitis A virus - the virus causing hepatitis A
enterovirus - any of a group of picornaviruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas (especially the nervous system)
.

Kutcher's birthday party took place on the night of February 7 and drew a crowd of millionaire guests, including his wife Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, her ex-husband. Other attendees reportedly included Madonna, Salma Hayek, Lucy Liu, Liv Tyler and Kate Hudson.

Yesterday the New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City

City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.
 health department advised all the guests who attended the party to be vaccinated. "Although no additional cases of illness have been identified, the New York City department of health is urging customers to get the vaccination as a precautionary measure," Socialista's management said in a statement. "We are grateful for their efforts, and we will continue to support them in every way possible."

Hepatitis A Hepatitis A Definition

Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus, the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It varies in severity, running an acute course, generally starting within two to six weeks after contact with the virus, and lasting no
 is a disease that results in inflammation of the liver. Symptoms include jaundice jaundice (jôn`dĭs, jän`–), abnormal condition in which the body fluids and tissues, particularly the skin and eyes, take on a yellowish color as a result of an excess of bilirubin. , fatigue and nausea. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases About NIDDK
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health.
, it is spread "primarily through food or water contaminated by [a] stool from an infected person" or "by having anal/oral sex with someone with HAV HAV hepatitis A virus.

HAV
abbr.
hepatitis A virus


HAV Hepatitis A virus, see there
 [hepatitis A]".

It is not known whether the barman passed a stool before serving food or drinks to Kutcher's guests.
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