A hepatitis A outbreak linked to fresh conventional blackberries sold at Fresh Thyme and Woodman’s Market has ended after sickening 20 people, 11 of whom were hospitalized.
Hepatitis A, a highly contagious virus, causes liver infections. It is transmitted when an infected person does not wash hands properly after using the bathroom and touches food that others eat. Symptoms of a Hepatitis A infection include yellowing of the skin or eyes, loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal cramps, fever, fatigue, dark urine and clay-colored stools. Without treatment, these symptoms can last weeks or months
Illnesses in this outbreak were reported from seven states among consumers who purchased fresh conventional blackberries from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market and Woodman’s Market. These patients, who range in age from 14 to 73 years old, reported onset of illness on dates ranging from October 8, 2019, to November 15, 2019.
By state, the number of illnesses reported from each state was: IN (3), MI (1), MN (1), MO (1), NE (7), PA (1) and WI (6).
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