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Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus Infections Linked to Fresh Blackberries

Friday, November 22, 2019

CDC recommends that people who purchased fresh blackberries from any Fresh Thyme Farmers Market location (which has stores in 11 Midwest states) during September 9-30, 2019 take the following actions:

  • Check your freezer for these blackberries. If you froze them to eat later, do not eat them.
  • Throw away any remaining blackberries.
  • If you have eaten these blackberries, purchased fresh and later frozen, within the last 14 days and are not vaccinated against hepatitis A, contact your local health department or healthcare provider to discuss getting postexposure prophylaxis (hepatitis A vaccine or immune globulin). Getting postexposure prophylaxis within 14 days of exposure can help prevent illness.

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