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NZ: Strain in fifth Hepatitis A case confirmed

Ministry for Primary Industries: Results from testing have now confirmed that the fifth person, who recently contracted Hepatitis A, as reported last week, has the same strain of the virus as the other 4 people who fell sick with Hepatitis A in late October and early November this year.

“All 5 people who have fallen sick with Hepatitis A have the same strain, and all 5 have consumed the Fruzio Mixed Berry product recalled earlier this month,” says MPI director plants food and environment Peter Thomson.

“Our investigation is still ongoing however and, although it is now looking less likely, we are still not ruling out the possibility of further recalls.

Read the full article at the Ministry for Primary Industries website