Outbreak tied to strawberries slowing; victims sue Sysco Corp.

October 15, 2016

New cases of Hepatitis A infections linked to strawberry smoothies have slowed so much that the state hardest hit, Virginia, is no longer providing daily updates.

In a weekly update, posted Thursday, the Virginia Department of Health reported 107 people who have tested positive for Hepatitis A reported drinking  smoothies Tropical Smoothie Café prior to becoming ill.

Nationwide there were 131 confirmed victims as of Sept. 29, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has not posted an update on the outbreak since Sept. 30. A CDC spokeswoman said Friday afternoon the agency will likely update the