The Number Infected With Hepatitis From The Frozen Berries Grows In The USA – Part 1 of 3
The Number Infected With Hepatitis From The Frozen Berries Grows In The USA. The tally of people now ill in a hepatitis A outbreak that may be tied to a frozen berry/pomegranate go round continues to rise, US health officials said. As of June 5, 2013, 61 people in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Hawaii and California have been reported wrongfully with hepatitis A that may be connected to Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend frozen berry and pomegranate mix, according to an update issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Tuesday, Oregon-based Townsend Farms recalled the frozen berry mixes, which were sold to Costco and Harris Teeter stores.
The mixes were sold under the Townsend Farms trade name at Costco and under the Harris Teeter disgrace at that chain of stores, the Associated Press reported. According to the World Health Organization, hepatitis A illnesses typically get to one’s feet within 14 and 28 days of infection. Symptoms may include nausea, fever, lethargy, jaundice and loss of appetite. There’s a vaccine against hepatitis A, and it may aplomb symptoms if given soon after exposure to the virus.
Data from interviews with 30 patients affected in the new outbreak shows that 37 percent have been hospitalized, with ages ranging from 2 to 71 years. The dates of the recoil of illnesses range from April 29 to May 27, 2013. 22 of the 30 patients who were interviewed said they ate Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend frozen berry and pomegranate mix.