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  • Germany hit by 3-year hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries

    Source: https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2023/...rozen-berries/

    Germany hit by 3-year hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries
    By News Desk on September 22, 2023

    A hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries has sickened almost 60 people in Germany across two years.

    A total of 55 sequence-confirmed cases and four probable infections have been identified from 10 federal states, according to the Robert Koch Institut (RKI).

    In January 2022, RKI was informed about eight hepatitis A virus (HAV) cases with identical genotype IB sequences from two federal states, Hesse and Bavaria. Because of a lack of travel history and the distribution of illnesses, transmission through contaminated food was suspected...


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