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FDA investigating hepatitis A outbreak possibly linked to strawberries sold at H-E-B

According to a press release from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), they're investigating 17 cases in the U.S.
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MINNEAPOLIS — Officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A potentially linked to fresh organic strawberries.

According to a press release from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), they're investigating 17 cases in the U.S., including one in Minnesota. Traceback data show the potential link with FreshKampo and HEB brands that were purchased between March 5 and April 25.

Officials are recommending anyone who purchased these strawberries during these dates, and then froze them, to throw them away. The FDA is also urging anyone who may have already eaten FreshKampo and HEB brands during that timespan, and is not vaccinated against hepatitis A, should consult a healthcare professional. 

Officials also say if you think you have symptoms after eating these strawberries, you should consult a healthcare professional.

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