A Hepatitis A outbreak linked to blackberries sold at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market has, as of December 3rd, sickened 16 people from six states. Nine people have been hospitalized.
The outbreak now includes cases in:
The dates of purchase are so far confined to September 9-30th. The dates for the onset of symptoms range from October 8, 2019, to November 15, 2019. Seventy-nine percent of the case-patients, who range in age from 14 to 73 years old, are female. All of them reported eating blackberries before they became ill. The 12 patients who could remember where they purchased the blackberries said Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets.
Potentially contaminated blackberries have been distributed to Fresh Thyme Farmers Market stores in 11 states:
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious virus that causes a liver infection. Symptoms include nausea, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-colored stools and yellowing of the eyes and skin. If you ate these berries and have not been vaccinated for Hepatitis A, see your doctor.
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