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Hepatitis A linked to Costco frozen berries



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website now lists one hepatitis A illness in Washington that meets the definition as a “probable case” in the outbreak linked to frozen berries sold at Costco.

The probable case in Washington is a man from Thurston County who was sick in March and has recovered. The national outbreak now lists 79 cases in eight states.
 
CDC update hepatitis A outbreak website:
 
www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Outbreaks/2013/A1b-03-31/index.html
 
Here’s a link to our news release from June 3, outlining the national outbreak associated with Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend Frozen Berries:
 
www.doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/2013NewsReleases/13074hepatitisAFrozenBerries.aspx
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