CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A potentially linked to contaminated fresh organic strawberries reportedly sold as FreshKampo or HEB, purchased in the United States between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022. The Public Health Agency of

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WDBJ reports that the Virginia Department of Health is offering free Hepatitis A vaccines for restaurant workers.

The Roanoke City Alleghany Health District Director Dr. Cynthia Morrow, says that the Health District will host the vaccination clinic Monday, June 6 at the Williamson Road Branch Library from

Hepatitis A viruses, illustration. Hepatitis A is transmitted through infected food or drink. Symptoms include influenza-like symptoms of fever and sickness, along with jaundice.

Canadian health authorities report that the strawberries were imported, but no additional details.  The FDA says the strawberries were branded FreshKampo and HEB, but again give no

Canadian health authorities report that the strawberries were imported, but no additional details.  The FDA says the strawberries were branded FreshKampo and HEB, but again give no indication were the strawberries were grown.

Total United States Illnesses: 17 – Canada 10

United States Hospitalizations: 12 – Canada 4

Illness onset dates range from March 28

Total United States Illnesses: 17 – Canada 10
United States Hospitalizations: 12 – Canada 4
Illness onset dates range from March 28 – April 30, 2022.
States with Cases: California (15), Minnesota (1), North Dakota (1) – Provinces with Cases: Alberta (4) and Saskatchewan (6)
Product Distribution: United State and Canada

The FDA, along with

Since the outbreaks were first identified in 2016, 37 states have publicly reported the following as of April 15, 2022

  • Cases: 44,209
  • Hospitalizations: 27,018 (61%)
  • Deaths: 420
  • 37 States

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The hepatitis A virus (HAV) causes an acute, self-limiting infection of the liver that is