New Zealand – Hepatitis A: Two more cases detected in imported frozen berry outbreak

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Two additional cases of hepatitis A have been detected in the past week, linked to the recent imported frozen berry outbreak.

This brings the number of confirmed locally acquired cases linked to the outbreak to 23 in total, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday afternoon.

Of these, 11 (48%) have required hospital care.

As of Thursday, 17 cases have an identical sequence profile, indicating they likely came from the same source. Sequencing of the remaining six cases is pending.

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