Costco Frozen Berries- Hepatitis A Contamination

Many patients have contacted us concerned about the recent recall of Townsend Farms of Fairview, Oregon-Frozen Antioxidant  Blend, which have been been sold at Costco stores.  The recall was prompted after the Center for Disease Control suspected the link between the berries and the illness. ( http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/04/frozen-berries-hepatitis-a-outbreak/2387727/ )

If you are experiencing symptoms, please call us immediately and we will get you an appointment with your physician.  Symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort, especially in the area of your liver on your right side beneath your lower ribs
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low-grade fever
  • Dark urine
  • Muscle pain
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)

If you are NOT experiencing symptoms, please call us and we will take your name, phone number, and we will be sending you to the lab to get tested to see if the Hepatitis A is in your system. (Most people do not experience any symptoms of Hepatitis A.)

The doctor will then determine an appropriate course of action for you and your situation. Call us at either location for assistance.
Kailua- 808-261-8345
Town (Queens Office)- 808-523-1600

 

 

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