USA – Five with Hepatitis A in Washington linked to tainted Mexican Strawberries

Food Poison Journal

Key Facts:

As of March 13, 2023, there are:

  • 5 outbreak-associated cases of hepatitis A reported from 1 state (Washington).
  • Illnesses started on dates ranging from November 24, 2022, to December 27, 2022.
  • 2 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
  • Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicate that frozen organic strawberries are the likely source of this outbreak.

CDC, state public health and regulatory officials, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to frozen organic strawberries imported from certain farms located in Baja California, Mexico, by a common supplier.

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