Hepatitis A outbreak from frozen strawberries

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(CNN) – The CDC is reporting an outbreak of hepatitis A caused by frozen strawberries imported from Egypt, according to CNN.

They are reporting that 55 people in six states were infected.

One of those states is North Carolina.

Virginia (44)
Maryland (4)
West Virginia (4)
North Carolina (1)
Wisconsin (1)

Hepatitis A is highly contagious viral liver infection, but doesn’t result in chronic infection.

Symptoms include:

yellowing of the skin or the eyes
loss of appetite
abdominal pain
dark urine and light-colored stools.

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