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Hep A sickens 89 people in 7 states at Tropical Smoothie Cafe: CDC

September 8, 2016 by


Several states, CDC, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) are continuing to investigate a multistate outbreak of foodborne hepatitis A. Information available at this time does not indicate an ongoing risk of acquiring hepatitis A virus infection at Tropical Smoothie Café’s, as the contaminated food product has been removed as of August 8. Symptoms […]

Hep A cases linked to Tropical Smoothie Cafe in VA

August 23, 2016 by


The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is investigating a cluster of hepatitis A cases and has identified a potential association with smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe restaurants in Virginia. Genetic testing shows the illnesses were caused by a strain of hepatitis A that has been associated with past outbreaks due to frozen strawberries from Egypt. […]