The Health Department issued a statement this evening to all those who attended  the "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit edition party at the Pacific Design Center on Feb 14 (and my journalist/husband Joel Stratte-McClure was one of them) that they may have been exposed to Hepatitis A. Anyone who consumed anything raw at the party (can you say sushi) may be infected and are advised to have a immune globulin shot by tomorrow. Gosh,  Beyonce and Leonardo DiCaprio’s newest squeeze Israel-born Bar Refaeli must be so annoyed!
Seems a Wolfgang Puck employee was just diagnosed with acute Hep A.  Puck’s employee worked from Feb 1 to Feb 20, and put possibly hundreds of Hollywood’s hottest at risk. You would think there would be a health screening for celebrity food preparers/servers, wouldn’t you? Let’s just hope this person didn’t work at Cut, where A-listers, movers and shakers regularly dine on overpriced steaks or serve food at the Academy Awards Governors Ball on Sunday night.
Oh, wait. The alert says that "Attendees at the Academy Awards Governors Ball, also catered by Puck, are not at risk of contracting hepatitis A," according to public health officials. Thank heavens! This was starting to feel like an episode of "24." Where’s Jack Bauer when you need him?

Photo Credit: Care for some Hep A? Compliments of the House of Puck
Lester Cohen/WireImage

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead