Indiana State Department of Health issues warning over frozen strawberries


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The Indiana State Department of Health has issued a warning on frozen strawberries.

The ISDH is asking healthcare providers to ask patients that have symptoms of hepatitis A if they’ve recently eaten strawberries.

It’s part of a multi-state investigation involving a hepatitis A outbreak.

Officials believe the outbreak may be linked to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt.

The recalled strawberries were distributed to restaurants in Marion, Hamilton, and Hendricks Counties in Indiana.

Hepatitis A is caused by a virus that inflames the liver. Signs and symptoms of infection include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, fever, and Jaundice.

Anyone who ate a food item that had strawberries at a restaurant in those counties since Nov. 1 should contact these local health departments for the county you ate them in for more information.

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