Transcript for Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Frozen Berries
We turn now to the outbreak of hepatitis a linked to a frozen berry mix sold at costco. 30 people have come down with the virus. Richard besser here more. It's townsend farms antioxidant blent. What is hepatitis a? How do you get it? It's a liver infection. It's caused by a virus. It's usuallyked up due to poor sanitation. A restaurant worker or food worker not washing their hands after using the bathroom. You pick it up that way, it froes in your body. It causes infection. How do you know if you have it? Can take awhile. Two weeks to two months to get sick. Fatigue, belly pain, yellowing in the skin. You might not know right away it's hepatitis a. How do you treat it? Most people's bodies take care of it. A few people may go into liver failure. The key is to ptry to prevent it. There's a vaccine? Yes, the you have the berry mix, get rid of it. Anyone exposed, get the vaccination. Anybody ad any adult that wants to get vaccinated. I recommend it for anyone traveling out of the country. You have to get the foul-llow up, too.
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