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Europe’s Hepatitis A Outbreak Expands Well Beyond Italy

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An outbreak with at least 240 confirmed cases of the Hepatitis A virus originally thought to be confined to Italy is making a much larger footprint in Europe. There have been 240 cases of individuals who have not visited Italy associated with the outbreak in France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom…. Continue Reading

Europe Reports 1,300 Hepatitis A Cases Since 2013

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More than 1,300 Hepatitis A cases have been reported in 11 countries by the European Food Safety Authority since January 2013, with 240 confirmed cases related to an ongoing outbreak. Initially the outbreak was associated with people who had traveled to Italy. However seven countires- France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United… Continue Reading

NC Health Department Says Papa John’s Was Source of Hepatitis A Scare

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A Charlotte, NC, Papa John’s outlet is to blame for a Hepatitis A scare, according to the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Anyone who ate food from the location on March 28 and 29 should get the Hepatitis A vaccine immediately. Officials are looking into a potential Hepatitis A outbreak from the Papa John’s location in… Continue Reading

San Francisco Restaurant Patrons Warned of Hep A Exposure

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Patrons who visited the Comstock Saloon, a San Francisco restaurant and bar, during several days in December may have been exposed to the Hepatitis A virus, according to local news station KGO-TV. An employee tested positive for the virus after working Dec. 12-15, 2013, and again on Dec. 19. That employee was not a food… Continue Reading

UK’s FSA Publishes 2014 Food Safety Priorities

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Last week, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the U.K. published its Forward Evidence Plan for 2014, outlining priorities for the coming year. The plan is meant to draw the attention of potential research funders and inform stakeholders. A major portion of the plan addresses Campylobacter, Britain’s most common cause of food poisoning. In the… Continue Reading

Hepatitis A Outbreak Hits Uzbekistan

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A severe outbreak of Hepatitis A has reportedly struck a region of eastern Uzbekistan, sickening hundreds, according to Uznews.net. The news agency called the situation an “epidemic.” According to news reports, at least one hospital in the Fergana Valley is overflowing with more than 100 patients, all with Hepatitis A infections. One source said that… Continue Reading

OxyElite Pro Recall Expands to Include Raspberry Lemonade Powder

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USPLabs has expanded its recall of OxyElite Pro, the dietary supplement linked to recent severe cases of hepatitis, to include Raspberry Lemonade OxyELITE Pro Super Thermo Powder. The company originally recalled certain shipments that appeared to be associated with one reported death and at least 56 illnesses among customers using the product. The cases of liver… Continue Reading

OxyElite Pro Recalled as More Hepatitis Cases Surface

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The company that makes OxyElite Pro, the dietary supplement linked to recent severe cases of hepatitis, has finally recalled certain shipments that appear to be associated with one reported death and at least 56 illnesses among customers using the product. The company, USPLabs, had previously stopped shipments of the weight-loss product, but initiated a recall… Continue Reading

North Dakota Warns of Hepatitis A Exposure From Church Communion

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The North Dakota Department of Health is warning people who attended four Catholic churches and took communion on specific dates may have been exposed to the Hepatitis A virus. The possible exposures occurred at the Sept. 27 school mass at Holy Spirit Church in Fargo, the Sept. 29-Oct. 2 priest convention at St. James Basilica… Continue Reading

Hep A Outbreak in Maine Town Curtailed by Vaccination Clinics

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Health officials in Maine say the impact of a Hepatitis A scare in the town of Durham has largely been curbed, thanks to a rapid response of vaccination clinics. Only two additional cases of Hepatitis A infection have been reported after attendees at a community dinner in the Durham Friends Meetinghouse, the Tri-Town Weekly reports…. Continue Reading