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Ashton's NYC Bday Hotspot's Got Hepatitis!

2/21/2008 7:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The New York hotspot where Ashton Kutcher had his birthday party just got word from NYC Department of Health that one of its bartenders was serving that night with Hepatitis A!


Among the patrons on hand at Socialista for Ashton's birthday: Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek and Bruce Willis. They are urged to get a hepatitis shot. The Kutcher bash was held on February 7. The bartender also served up drinks on Feb. 8 and 11.

Hepatitis A is spread by putting something in one's mouth that has been contaminated with traces of fecal matter from an infected person. Symptoms include jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. Any patron who hung at Socialista is considered to be at risk, and the Health Dept. says they should get a gamma globulin shot -- pronto!

Bar owners estimate roughly 700 to 800 people may have partied there on those three nights.

UPDATE: Socialista has issued the following statement to TMZ: "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. We are grateful for their efforts and we will continue to support them in every way possible."

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16.

L.S    

Wash your hands PIGS......

2401 days ago
17.

vlo    

putting something in someones mouth that has been contaminated with fecal matter from an infected person? ugh could the "something" be a penis? you know what they say about bartenders......that's nasty.

2401 days ago
18.

Kelli    

Heppy Birthday Ashton! :(

2401 days ago
19.

BigTicket    

There was fecal matter there? Wow, that Britney really gets around, huh?

2401 days ago
20.

fha secure rates    

who got punked now! lol

2401 days ago
21.

Jey Josephs    

Aye Mates, thaits too bad wut happened to ye! Wuts the matter wid they do not wash the hands after go to the schiter!!
Yes those crunks ware punKed and didn't even know it haha
Ashton havn't ye heared the old morale it's called what goes around comes around and looks like it's ye turn boy>
note to the attendees: L8R H8Rs and people who poison our children's minds with their acting sex/violence and ill mannered freak shows!!
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2401 days ago
22.

Jenny    

Does this mean gamma globulin shots will replace rehab and DUIs as the new "in" Hollywood thing?

2401 days ago
23.

cat b    

ahhh Hep A the gift that just keeps giving....has anyone ever heard of washing their hands or of purrell?!

2401 days ago
24.

ledout    

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

2401 days ago
25.

SpazZzZz    

Twenty-Nine!!! YaY!!!

2401 days ago
26.

SpazZzZz    

Traces of fecal matter? EwEwEwEwE how gross!!! :O)

2401 days ago
27.

Kelli    

I told you I was bad news. Go wash your hands everyone.

2401 days ago
28.

Jayne    

I used to be envious to read of the celebs and all the parties they go to. NOT ANYMORE.. I am happy to be "one of the peons "(ie non celebs).. Seriously, though, I hope they are all ok..

2401 days ago
29.

hater    

hepatitis a, b, c, makes no difference to stars, theyve all got it in one form or abother....

2401 days ago
30.

dom    

yeah and look at this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BmQQm-uEDk
still want more info? find it yourself!
lol

2401 days ago
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