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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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31.

cb    

Most people don't wash their hands even if there is soap available...and you know who you are..nasty..stank a$$$$

2403 days ago
32.

justice    

that place is so boring....i bet they got it from that former door guy from Bungalo...he works there now.

2403 days ago
33.

mickey lou    

Couldn't of happened to a nicer bunch! NOT!

2403 days ago
34.

BlondeG    

I guess Wilmer Valderrama won't mind that he was at his own birthday party instead.

2403 days ago
35.

She looks great    

This is why La Scala Beverly Hills is dangerous

We got really sick there, tried calling management who hid out and wouldn't take the call.

They were probably afraid it was hepatitis and didn't want it publicized.

At least this place is dealing with it.

2403 days ago
36.

Sassy    

I hope no one gets sick but if any woman is pregnant she will have to be twice as careful as anyone else. Hepatitis A has been known to cause premature labor and severe birth defects so ladies(all ladies not just the famous ones) get yourself checked immediately!

2399 days ago
37.

Rouby    

Thanks for the great info

2395 days ago
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