Fruit-related hepatitis A outbreak spreads

Eatocracy

A hepatitis A outbreak linked to a frozen fruit mix commonly used in smoothies has grown over the past week, from 34 to 87 reported cases, health officials said.

The cases have been reported in eight states, up from five: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Washington, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

Thirty-six people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported, the CDC said.

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