Strawberry Related Hepatitis A: As per the latest health report submitted by the public health agency in Canada, it has investigated as many as 10 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Saskatchewan and Alberta regions involving strawberries.
The officials are therefore suggesting the masses no to eat strawberries that are frozen for any future enjoyment.
The latest report says that 10 lab confirmed cases of individuals are aged 10 and 75. Out of the, four need hospitalization.
Looking at the above outbreak in the number of cases, the federal public health body is constantly warning people to throw out strawberries purchased from a CO-OP between March 5 and March 9, 2022.
Strawberry Related Hepatitis A Outbreak Is Being Investigated In Saskatchewan & Alberta
As per a report by PHAC, Hepatitis A can prove fatal. And so, there needs to be taken adequate measures to combat the disease. As per PHAC, vaccination is available against Hepatitis A. But it will be effective only if it is given within 14 days of the exposure.
In case, you have bee exposed to strawberries lately or have related symptoms of Hepatitis A like jaundice, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, dark urine, fatigue, you need to consult with your doctor immediately.