Hepatitis A outbreak linked to Oregon berry processor grows

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Federal health officials said Tuesday that 87 people have become ill in eight states.

More than half of those who developed an infection have been hospitalized, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No one has died.
The outbreak was traced to a frozen berry and pomegranate blend processed by Townsend Farms in Fairview. The mix contained berries from Chile and Argentina and cherries from Washington state. But it was the pomegranate seeds from Turkey that caused the outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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