Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has reported an increase in hepatitis A cases that may be linked to smoothies from Virginia Tropical Smoothie Café restaurants. According to the VDH, the source of this hepatitis A outbreak is most likely frozen strawberries imported from Egypt.
Hepatitis A is a viral infection that affects the liver. This highly contagious disease is most often spread by contaminated food or water. Symptoms usually develop 15-50 days after an individual is exposed to the virus and include jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite,…