February 22, 2008 03:04:34 GMT
The New York City Department of Health issued an alert urging the celebrity guests attended Ashton Kutcher's birthday party at West Village hotspot Socialista on Feb 7 to get a Hepatitis A shot.
Ashton Kutcher's birthday bash turned into a nightmare. Fellow Hollywood celebrities who attended the hunk's birthday bash held at West Village hot spot Socialista back on February 7 have all been urged to get a Hepatitis A vaccination after a bartender was found to be infected.
The New York City Department of Health issued an alert Thursday, February 21, urging the A-list stars attended Ashton's 30th birthday party at the hot spot and everyone who was there on certain nights to get vaccinated as a precaution. The alert was issued because, according to the agency, a bartender who was working at Socialista in between Feb. 7, as well as Feb. 8 and 11, was infected with the disease.
Ashton's wife Demi Moore threw a party for the hunk to mark his 30th birthday party. Among the patrons on hand at the event were Demi's former husband Bruce Willis, Madonna, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek, Liv Tyler, Molly Sims, Ali Larter, Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart, Lucy Liu, Lake Bell, and Ivanka Trump.
In the meantime, Socialista's owners estimated that there were nearly 800 people got their drink-and-dance there during the three nights the bartender in question worked there.
There was no immediate comment from representative for both Ashton and Demi concerning the Hepatitis A encounter. Socialista, elsewhere, has issued a statement, saying "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."
Hepatitis A is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by Hepatitis A virus which is most commonly transmitted by the faecal-oral contact via contaminated food or drinking water.