The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is investigating an outbreak of Hepatitis A which they believe is taking place in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

According to PHAC many of those who became sick reported consuming imported fresh organic strawberries before they became ill.

If you suspect you have been exposed to these organic strawberries, or have symptoms consistent with hepatitis A infection, see your health care provider immediately. Vaccination can prevent a hepatitis A infection if given within 14 days of exposure.

As of May 27, 2022, there are 10 laboratory-confirmed cases of hepatitis A illness being investigated in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Four in Alberta and six in Saskatchewan. The people who became sick are between 10 and 75 years old. Four people were hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.

The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation into the fresh organic strawberries purchased between March 5 and 9, 2022 at Co-op stores in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Currently, there are no food recall warnings associated with this outbreak.

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