87 People Sick from Hepatitis A-Contaminated Fruit
Contaminated frozen berry mix is to blame for sickening 87 people in eight states, according to a recent recall announcement.
Thirty-six of the 87 people diagnosed with hepatitis A linked to a berry mix have required hospitalization.
The product, Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend Berry Mix, was sold at Costco stores nationwide. The product was recalled on June 3.
Infected victims range in age from 2 to 84, and it is anticipated that more victims will come forward as news of the recall spreads. Those infected to date reside in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Washington.
Symptoms of Hepatitis A, a disease of the liver, are fatigue, nausea, vomiting, low-grade fever and jaundice.