- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 99 cases of acute hepatitis A infection have been confirmed in an eight-state outbreak connected to a frozen berries mix.
- The product was sold at Costco under the name “Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend," and was also sold at Harris Teeter stores, though none of the confirmed cases have reported buying the product there.
- The strain of hepatitis A involved has been identified as genotype 1B, which is typically seen in the Middle East and North Africa reasons and was also connected to a European outbreak earlier this year, as well as a 2012 outbreak in British Columbia.
From the article:
... The CDC, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state and local health departments are investigating the multi-state outbreak that now includes illnesses in Arizona, California Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Washington; 39 people have been hospitalized. ...