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119 Sickened by Hepatitis A Townsend Berries

As of June 21, 2013, 119 people have been confirmed to have become ill from Hepatitis A after eating ‘Townsend Farms Organic Anti-oxidant Blend’ in 7 states: Arizona (16), California (61), Colorado (24), Hawaii (5), New Mexico (5), Nevada (5), and Utah (3)

The product was distributed in 12 states (AZ, AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, and WA)

69 (58%) ill people are women

Ages range from 2 – 84 years

72 (61%) of those ill were between 40 – 64 years of age

Currently, 5 children under age 18 have been infected as part of this outbreak; of these, none were hospitalized, and none were previously vaccinated

Illness onset dates range from 3/31/2013 – 6/14/2013

53 (45%) ill people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported