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Organic Strawberries Implicated in Hepatitis A Outbreak

Multi-state outbreak is being investigated in US and Canada

(Newser) - An outbreak of hepatitis A in the US and Canada has been potentially connected to organic strawberries. The FDA, the CDC, and two Canadian agencies are investigating two brands, FreshKampo and HEB, which were sold at stores across the US including Aldi, HEB, Kroger, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe'...

Starbucks Worker Tests Positive for Hepatitis

Customers at a New Jersey location should get vaccinated, health officials say

(Newser) - An employee at a New Jersey Starbucks kept working after testing positive for hepatitis A, health officials say—and even handled food. Thousands of people could be at risk, and Camden County officials advise customers to get vaccinated within 14 days of their visit, CNN reports. The Blackwood Clementon Road...

San Diego Ramps Up Efforts to Squelch Hepatitis A Outbreak

New bathrooms with security cameras targeting homeless

(Newser) - San Diego is ramping up its battle against a deadly hepatitis A outbreak by opening up new public bathrooms around the clock and adding security cameras, per NBC7 and Newsweek . Officials announced about 20 permanent and portable bathrooms would be open citywide targeting the homeless population, Newsweek reports. They will...

Hundreds Infected in Deadly Hepatitis Outbreak in California

16 people have died

(Newser) - Declared a public health emergency on Sept. 1, a hepatitis A outbreak in California is only getting worse, the Los Angeles Times reports. There have been 421 confirmed cases of hepatitis A in San Diego County, and 292 people have been hospitalized. Sixteen people have died. The county has vaccinated...

US Smoothie Chain Linked to Hepatitis A

40 cases have been identified, with more possible

(Newser) - Virginia health officials say there are now 40 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A that are connected to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations across the state, up from 28 cases less than a week ago. The Virginia Department of Health said in a news release Monday that about...

Customer Sues Over McDonald's Hepatitis Exposure

More than 1K customers possibly put at risk by infected employee

(Newser) - Would you like fries with your contagious liver infection? The operators of a New York McDonald's have been sued after as many as 1,000 customers were possibly exposed to hepatitis A earlier this month, Reuters reports. Last Friday, the Seneca County Health Department confirmed a worker with hepatitis...

Burger Worker May Have Exposed 5K to Hepatitis

Immunization clinics set up after worker infected

(Newser) - A single worker at a Red Robin restaurant may have exposed up to 5,000 people to hepatitis A, warn health officials in Springfield, Mo. Immunization clinics have been set up to treat people who were at the restaurant between May 8 and 16, the News-Leader reports. Symptoms of the...

Organic Costco Berries Linked to Hepatitis A

Feds issue warning about Townsend brand after 30 illnesses

(Newser) - The FDA is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen organic berry mix sold by an Oregon company. Thirty illnesses are linked to Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend, which contains pomegranate seed mix. Illnesses were reported in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, and California. Several of those...

How to Avoid World's Worst Travel Diseases

Knowing the drill will help prevent a ruined vacation ... or worse

(Newser) - Experiencing the local flavor sometimes comes at a cost—violent illness. Travel + Leisure lists ways to avoid the world's most unwelcome travel surprises:
  • Malaria: To avoid this dangerous parasite take prophylaxis before traveling—usually mefloquine or chloroquine; and wear long sleeves and a repellent containing DEET.
  • Giardiasis: A menace

Ashton's A-List Pals Exposed to Hepatitis A?

Vaccinations urged for party guests like Madonna, Liv Tyler

(Newser) - Guests at Ashton Kutcher's birthday bash may have brought home more than just goodie bags, E! Online reports. The big shots celebrating the star's 30th birthday at a swanky New York club are being urged by the state health department to get vaccinations—turns out, one of the bartenders working...

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