Outbreak of hepatitis A in UK traced to sun-dried tomatoes

An outbreak involving 7 cases of hepatitis A has been traced to the consumption of sun-dried tomatoes. However, the brand of the implicated tomatoes has not been identified.

Travellers should be aware that hepatitis A is preventable through vaccination prior to travelling. There is always a risk of exposure to hepatitis A virus anywhere in the world, and travellers can reduce this risk by exercising caution and avoiding consuming contaminated food and water.

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