An outbreak of hepatitis A has been linked to imported frozen strawberries.

FOX's Jane Metzler has more:

The CDC says at least 55 people have been sickened in six states, they have hepatitis A, a highly contagious viral infection that can damage the liver. Most of the confirmed cases in Virginia, where at least half the 44 people infected in Virginia have been hospitalized.

That state's health department initially linked the outbreak to a cafe in Martinsburg that sells smoothies. Turns out those smoothies contained frozen strawberries imported from Egypt.

The contaminated strawberries no longer being sold. But with the 15-50 day incubation period for Hepatitis A, the CDC expects more cases. People in Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, Oregon and Wisconsin also infected.

Jane Metzler, FOX News.

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