Blackberries sold in 11 states linked to hepatitis A outbreak

Eleven people in Indiana, Nebraska and Wisconsin became infected with hepatitis A after eating blackberries from Fresh Thyme Fresh Market grocery stores, according to federal health officials.

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The outbreak has prompted a recall of berries sold between Sept. 9 and Sept. 30 at Fresh Thyme stores in 11 states including Ohio, Pennsylvania and Missouri, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Hepatitis A is a contagious virus that affects the liver and can range in severity from a few weeks to several months, officials said.

Earlier this week, frozen raspberries and mixed berries were recalled from Aldi grocery stores for hepatitis A contamination.

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