Your Smoothie & Hepatitis A: The Shocking Connection

A close-up of red raspberriesAccording to CNN, hepatitis A outbreaks from Costco frozen fruit have grown from 34 cases to 87 cases in one week.

So far, the cases have been reported in eight states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Washington.

Here are the facts you need to know:

What is hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is a highly-contagious virus that is typically transmitted by contaminated food or water, or by someone who’s infected with the virus, according to the Mayo Clinic.