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Toll reaches 118 in hepatitis A outbreak tied to frozen berry mix

Posted on: September 10, 2013

At least 118 people in eight states are now sick with acute hepatitis A in an outbreak tied to a frozen berry mix widely sold at Costco stores. Fifty-one people have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Illnesses have been reported between March 18 and June 8, in the ongoing outbreak linked to Townsend Farms Antioxidant Blend sold by the Fairview, Ore., fruit processing firm. Victims range in age from 2 to 87.

Townsend Farms is cooperating with the CDC and with the Food and Drug Administration, which is conducting an inspection of the firm’s processing facilities.

Continue reading at: NBC


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