Colorado is one of several states that have found themselves in the middle of a dangerous outbreak of hepatitis A. It’s believed that eighty-seven people have already been infected, a number which will likely grow, and the origin of the outbreak will probably surprise you.
The illnesses are being traced to a frozen berry mix carried by Costco and Harris Teeter. The icy blend of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries claims to be an organic antioxidant, but consumers are feeling anything but healthy.
Townsend Farms, who put out the product, quickly recalled the berries after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the hepatitis outbreak at the beginning of last week, but much of damage had already been done.
Hepatitis A attacks the liver and can take between fifteen to fifty days for symptoms to even show. When the symptoms do arrive they can include “fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool.” Vaccination from the disease is possible but usually only if given within two weeks of exposure.
It’s believed that nearly 240,000 people bought the berries and Costco is attempting to provide vaccination to anyone who consumed them. They are also willing to reimburse those that got their vaccinations elsewhere.
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Source. ABCLocal, ‘http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/health&id=9136672,’ June 12, 2013.
Source. KRDO.com, ‘http://www.krdo.com/news/hepatitis-a-linked-to-frozen-berries-sickens-87/-/417220/20513992/-/lh3316/-/index.html,’ June 11, 2013.