ATLANTA, Federal health officers found that a hepatitis A incidence is mainly associated with blackberries sold at Fresh Thyme Farmers or Woodman’s Markets. The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are examining the outbreak associated with blackberries pick up from Sept. 9 to Sept. 30 from these two Midwest stores. On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the CDC stated 18 outbreak-related cases of hepatitis A found in six states, including Wisconsin. Sicknesses are ongoing on dates ranging from Oct. 8 to Nov. 15. CDC officials said ten persons had admitted to hospitals on Dec. 10. No deaths had informed. They conduct interviews, 100% of the patients told eating fresh blackberries they falling too ill, they purchased that blackberries on 16 from either Woodman or Fresh Thyme market.
If anyone bought fresh blackberries from Woodman’s or Fresh Thyme market from Sept. 9 to 30, they should check their freezer for these blackberries. If they froze them to eat far ahead, do not have them. Throw away any residual blackberries. If they have consumed blackberries which is pick up fresh and put it into the freezer for frozen. If they brought within the last 14 days, and are not get the vaccine against hepatitis A, contact their health department or local healthcare provider to discuss with them for receiving post-exposure hepatitis A vaccine or immune globulin. Receiving a post-exposure vaccine within 14 days of exposure will help them to prevent infection.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officers done hard work to identify providers of the blackberries, causing the sickness is ongoing. Hepatitis A is a transmissible liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. This virus found in the blood and the stool of diseased people. The hepatitis A virus is a blowout when somebody consumes the virus, generally through close contact with an infected individual or from intake contaminated drink or food. Hepatitis A prohibited with a vaccine, which suggested for all children at age one to adults at danger.