OLATHE, Kan. — A Hepatitis A outbreak remains at 30 people, all of them in western states. The outbreak is linked to a frozen mix of berries and pomegranate seeds sold at Costco. Most people infected reported eating “Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend.”
A Missouri official tells us they’re waiting on a distribution list to see if it was sold in the state, while a Kansas official says at this time, they don’t know of any being sold in Kansas.
But Hepatitis A is always around. The Johnson County Health Department says it had one case confirmed today, and it is likely not linked to the outbreak. Hepatitis A is spread when people eat food that’s contaminated with fecal matter. It can be two weeks or longer before a person has symptoms.