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What Parents and Providers Should Know about Hepatitis A and the Recalled Berry Mixture

Recent multi-state outbreak potentially associated with a frozen berry and pomegranate mixture

On June 3, 2013, Townsend Farms Inc. announced that it has voluntarily recalled certain lots of its frozen Organic Antioxidant Blend because it has the potential to be contaminated with Hepatitis A virus. This product was sold at Costco and Harris Teeter stores.

What is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis A virus. It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months.Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter - even in microscopic amounts - from contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated by the feces, or stool, of an infected person. 

Recently a multistate outbreak has been identified, potentially associated with a frozen berry and pomegranate mixture.

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Get updated information regarding use of immunoglobulin and vaccine in pediatric patients from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.