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Hawaii is #1 for Per-Capita Hepatitis Caused by Organic Food: 140 Infected Nationwide
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 5235 Views :: Environment, GMOs

Multistate outbreak of hepatitis A virus infections linked to pomegranate seeds from Turkey

News Release from US Center for Disease Control July 5, 2013

CDC is collaborating with public health officials in several states and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A virus infections. Results from the ongoing investigation are highlighted below.

At a Glance:
  • Cases exposed to ‘Townsend Farms Organic Anti-oxidant Blend’: 140
  • States: 8*
  • Deaths: 0
  • Hospitalizations: 61
  • Recall: Yes

*The cases reported from Wisconsin resulted from exposure to the product in California

Highlights

Read the Advice to Consumers »

Epidemiologic Investigation:
  • As of July 3, 2013, 140 people have been confirmed to have become ill from hepatitis A after eating ‘Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend’ in 8 states: Arizona (20), California (69), Colorado (26), Hawaii (8), New Mexico (6), Nevada (6), Utah (3), and Wisconsin (2). [Note: The cases reported from Wisconsin resulted from exposure to the product in California.]

Editor's Note: This means that on a per-capita basis, Hawaii has the greatest concentration of Hepatitis cases caused by this disgusting 'organic' food.  We would just like to take a moment to point out that 'organic' is the sacred food of the eco-religion.  And while Hepatitis and E-Coli are frequently spread by 'organic' food, not a single person has ever been shown to have been harmed by GMOs anywhere on Earth, ever. 

We now return to the US Center for Disease Control accounting of the latest 'organic' epidemiology. 

  • 79 (56%) ill people are women
  • Ages range from 1 – 84 years;
  • 82 (59%) of those ill were between 40 – 64 years of age. 
  • 8 children age 18 or under were also ill. None were previously vaccinated.
  • Illness onset dates range from 3/31/2013 – 6/24/2013
  • 61 (44%) ill people (all over 18 years of age) have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported
  • All ill people who reported eating this product purchased it from Costco markets; however, the product was also sold at Harris Teeter stores. No ill people have been identified that bought the product at Harris Teeter at this time.
  • CDC continues to track hepatitis A cases in all states and test specimens in order to determine if any other cases are related to this outbreak.
Laboratory Investigation:
  • The outbreak strain of hepatitis A virus, belonging to genotype 1B, was found in clinical specimens of 56 people in seven states: AZ (6), CA (15), CO (22), HI (4), NM (4), NV (4) and WI (1; the person was exposed in California). This genotype is rarely seen in the Americas but circulates in North Africa and the Middle East.
  • This genotype was identified in a 2013 outbreak of hepatitis A virus infections in Europe linked to frozen berries and a 2012 outbreak in British Columbia related to a frozen berry blend with pomegranate seeds from Egypt. However, there is no evidence at this time that these outbreaks are related to the ongoing U. S. outbreak.
Regulatory Investigation:
Vaccine and IG Information:

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And organic costs more, too.

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