Sunday, June 2, 2013

Health Dept: Outbreak Of Hepatitis A Could Be Linked To Costco Berries

State and federal health officials are investigating an outbreak of Hepatitis A that may stem from frozen mixed berries sold at Costco.

Thirty cases have been reported since late April in Colorado and four other western states: New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California. The most recent outbreak was on May 21, but health officials say it takes around 30 days to become sick with Hepatitis A, so the number of those infected could change.

In Colorado, five people living in Adams, Boulder, Clear Creek, Eagle and Jefferson counties have fallen ill.