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Hepatitis A Cases Linked to Berries

EUGENE, Ore. — A frozen berry product packaged in Oregon is to blame for nearly 40 cases of Hepatitis A.

Lane County Health & Human Services says the cases were linked to 3-lb. bags of Townsend Organic Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend sold only at Costco stores. As of now, 75 of the bags have been sold in Lane County. Costco removed the product from its shelves last week.

All of the cases of Hepatitis A were detected in the Western United States. County health officials say more cases could increase because it can take 15-50 days for someone to become sick from it after they’ve been exposed.

Anyone who has eaten these berries in the past two weeks should call their doctor, county health officials said.

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