Berries tied to outbreak likely only went to Tropical Smoothie

September 27, 2016

Frozen strawberries from Egypt implicated in a Hepatitis A outbreak and used by Tropical Smoothie Café were not distributed to other restaurants or retailers as far as federal officials know, but more people are expected to get sick.

Virginia, the hardest hit of the eight states with victims, reported Monday that 104 Virginians are confirmed in the outbreak, an increase of 10 cases during the past 10 days.

That brings the nationwide total to 129, with at least 47 having had symptoms so severe they required hospitalization, according to the most recent numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and