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Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries in Washington state

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 our state 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:

http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Outbreaks/2013/A1b-03-31/index.html

Here’s a link to our news release from Monday, June 3, outlining the national outbreak associated with Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend Frozen Berries:

http://www.doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/2013NewsReleases/13074hepatitisAFrozenBerries.aspx

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