Another Hepatitis A outbreak appears to be brewing in the US linked to imported frozen strawberries. Here is a bit(e) of a compilation of past outbreaks.

Hepatitis A outbreaks associated with fresh, frozen, and minimally processed produce worldwide from 1983 to 2022—adapted and expanded from Sivapalasingam et al., 2004 and Fiore, 2004. Italics indicate instances

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Famous Anthony’s “About Us” Page in its website tells the story of a family run, Roanoke institution that has been taken to its knees in bankruptcy because one employee was not vaccinated against hepatitis A. Sadder still are the 50 customers sickened, some so severely that they required liver transplants, and in four instances they

Officials in New Zealand investigating Hepatitis A cases linked to berries have identified a connection with a past outbreak in Europe.

There are 12 hepatitis A infections from eating frozen berries in New Zealand. Eight have been linked by genetic sequencing, meaning they were likely exposed to the same source of the virus. Seven people

The departments have been recommending the vaccines to those in the Roanoke Valley since the rise in cases, including the exposures at Famous Anthony’s, Tuco’s, and Luigi’s.

Nearly one year ago, over 50 people were sickened, at least four died and two required life-saving liver transplants after dining at Famous Anthony’s. Over 30 were hospitalized

We are understandably focused on the recent hepatitis A outbreak linked to organic strawberries that has sickened at least 27 in the United States and Canada. However, in the United States we have had a nationwide hepatitis problem since 2016. Since the outbreaks were first identified in 2016, 37 states have publicly reported the following

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

Good on Public Health doing good public health.

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