According to press reports and the CDC, Hepatitis A cases linked to Tropical Smoothie Café have been identified in five other states besides Virginia, bringing the total number of cases to 66.
Maryland and West Virginia are now reporting four cases each; North Carolina, Oregon and Wisconsin are each reporting one case.
55 Virginia residents who had tested positive for hepatitis A (28 in Northern, 9 in Northwest, 12 in Eastern, 6 in Central, 0 in southwest) reported consuming a smoothie at Tropical Smoothie Café prior to becoming ill.
Approximately 46% of the residents, for whom information is available, have been hospitalized for their illness. The 55 ill residents range in age from 14-68. Onsets of illness for the 55 cases range from early May through August.
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