Health officials warning of bad pomegranate seeds

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District wants you to be on the lookout for pomegranate seeds that have been linked to an infectious disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed at least 127 people across eight states have become sick from Hepatitis A after eating certain brands of frozen pomegranate seeds or a mixture containing pomegranate seeds.

The pomegranate seeds are used in the Townsend Farms and Harris Teeter Organic Antioxidant Blends, as well as Scenic Fruit Company.

There have been no reports of illnesses in Champaign County, but stores in the area do carry some of these brands.

The companies have recalled these products, but the health district warns you to see a doctor should you experience symptoms of Hepatitis A.  They include fatigue, poor appetite, fever, vomiting, darker urine and jaundice.

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