A Hepatitis A outbreak linked to blackberries sold at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market stores includes 14 cases in five states. Eight patients have been hospitalized
The five states now reporting cases are: Indiana, Michigan Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Patients reported onset of symptoms ranging from October 8, 2019, to November 15, 2019. All of the case-patients, who range in age from 14 to 73 years old, reported eating blackberries before they became ill. Twelve of the patients could remember where they purchased the blackberries and said it was a Fresh Thyme Farmers Market store.
Hepatitis A, a highly contagious virus, causes liver infection. Symptoms include nausea, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-colored stools, yellowing of the eyes and skin and fatigue. If you ate these berries and have not been vaccinated for Hepatitis A, see your doctor as soon as possible.
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