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Ashton's A-List Pals Exposed to Hepatitis A?

Vaccinations urged for party guests like Madonna, Liv Tyler
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2008 11:31 AM CST
Ashton's A-List Pals Exposed to Hepatitis A?
Actor Bruce Willis arrives at the premiere of "What Just Happened?" during the Sundance Film Festival, Friday, Jan. 19, 2008, in Park City, Utah. Willis was among the guests possibly exposed to Hepatitis A at at Ashton Kutcher's 30th birthday fete. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Guests at Ashton Kutcher's birthday bash may have brought home more than just goodie bags, E! Online reports. The big shots celebrating the star's 30th birthday at a swanky New York club are being urged by the state health department to get vaccinations—turns out, one of the bartenders working the party had hepatitis A.

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Although the virus is most commonly spread through contact with fecal matter, authorities say vaccination is a wise precaution. The disease can cause nausea, jaundice, and fatigue, which likely wouldn't help the careers of guests such as Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Madonna, Lucy Liu, or Salma Hayek. Kutcher and wife Demi Moore have no comment on the incident. (Read more hepatitis A stories.)

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