Multi-state Hepatitis A Outbreak Traced To Blackberries

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By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have reported that there has been a multi-state outbreak of hepatitis A that may be linked to blackberries.

The report states that the blackberries in question are fresh conventional (non-organic) from the Midwest grocery chain, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, purchased during September 9th through the 30th.

The CDC reports that there have been 11 reported cases in 3 states (Indiana, Nebraska, and Wisconsin), resulting in 6 hospitalizations.

Anyone who ate the contaminated blackberries during that time, or may have them frozen in their freezers, are at risk for acquiring hepatitis A virus infection, the CDC website states.

For more information on the investigation, as well as hepatitis A, visit the CDC’s website by clicking here.

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