The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning on Saturday about a hepatitis A outbreak that could be connected to organic strawberries.
The two health organizations, as well as their Canadian counterparts, have declared that they are investigating a multistate viral outbreak in the United States and Canada. According to the FDA, the outbreak is likely to be linked to organic strawberries labeled as FreshKampo and HEB purchased between March 5 and April 25.
Aldi, Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, and Walmart were among the merchants that carried the products. In the United States, seventeen instances have been discovered in California, Minnesota, and North Dakota. According to the FDA, 12 of those cases resulted in hospitalization, although no deaths have been reported.
Hepatitis A is spread by contaminated food or water, as well as personal contact with an infected person. According to the FDA, severity can range from mild to severe disease which can last several weeks to a serious disease lasting months, and in extreme cases, death due to liver failure. Fatigue, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and black urine are some of the symptoms. In young children, the virus might sometimes be asymptomatic. Symptoms usually appear 15 to 50 days following exposure to the virus source.
Those who are unsure about when or where they bought their strawberries should throw them away, according to the health organizations.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Daily Caller.