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Fresh Blackberries Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak in Midwest

Fresh Blackberries Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak in Midwest

November 21, 2019 — At least 11 people were infected with Hepatitis A after eating fresh blackberries sold at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market stores in the Midwest.

The FDA is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Hepatitis A that is linked to fresh non-organic blackberries that were sold between September 9 and September 20, 2019 at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market.

The blackberries were distributed to stores in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

According to the CDC outbreak investigation, there are 11 reported cases, including 6 people who were hospitalized, in the states of Indiana (2), Nebraska (6), and Wisconsin (3).

Health officials are warning consumers not to eat the blackberries if they were frozen to be eaten later.

Hepatitis A is a highly-contagious virus that causes liver inflammation. It spreads when food or water is contaminated by feces or blood. The signs of an infection may not appear for 2 to 7 weeks.

The most common symptoms are a yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), loss of appetite, upset stomach, vomiting, fever, dark urine or light-colored stools, joint pain, diarrhea, and more.

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