Australian health authorities have identified three additional hepatitis A cases linked to recalled Nanna’s Mixed Berries bringing the total cases meeting the case definition to 26 nationwide.

Hepatitis A Image/CDC
Hepatitis A Image/CDC

According to the Federal Health Department today, two more cases in Queensland and a case in Western Australia had been confirmed.

The case breakdown is as follows: Queensland (11), New South Wales (8), Victoria (3), Western Australia (2) and one each in South Australia and the ACT.

The source of the hepatitis A virus is still unconfirmed. However, the berries are the only common exposure for cases.

The cumulative total cases in Australia, including the outbreak cases stands at 59. 65 cases were contracted from various sources during the same period in 2014.

Authorities have recalled Nanna’s Mixed Berries 1 kilogram pack (Only the Nanna’s Mixed Berries product has been epidemiologically linked with the outbreak), while the following three products– Nanna’s Raspberries 1 kilogram pack, Creative Gourmet’s Mixed Berries 300 gram pack and Creative Gourmet’s Mixed Berries 500 gram pack were been recalled as a precaution.