Hep A cases linked to berries reaches 21

The Nannas mixed berry mix.
The Nannas mixed berry mix.

A SOUTH Australian confirmed to have contracted hepatitis A brought the total number of cases linked to imported frozen berries to 21 yesterday.

The federal Department of Health confirmed the latest case yesterday, after a series of new confirmed cases this week.

While a spokeswoman said the source was still "unconfirmed", the berries were the only common exposure in each case.

Eight cases have been confirmed in Queensland, seven in New South Wales, three in Victoria and one each in Western Australia, the ACT and SA.

Topics:  berries health hepatitis a

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