CDC takes lead in Hepatitis A outbreak liked to smoothies

September 1, 2016


Another state and 18 more people are now included in a Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen, imported strawberries served in smoothies, bringing the totals to six states and 69 victims.

Virginia remains the hardest hit, with 55 residents confirmed with Hepatitis A infections as of noon Wednesday, according to the state health department. The initial cases identified in the outbreak, which officials believe began in May, were among Virginia residents. All 55 Virginia victims report consuming smoothies with strawberries at Tropical Smoothie Café restaurants before becoming ill.

West Virginia officials did not name a specific restaurant chain in