STATES CHRONICLE – If you are from Virginia and you love the tropical smoothie, you could have a problem. It seems that the Tropical Smoothie Cafe is not the safest place to be right now. According to the latest news, those that consumed strawberry smoothie from this cafe from August 5 to 8 might have hepatitis A.
There were 10 cases of this disease reported in Virginia and all of them were linked to those smoothies. If you have received the vaccine for hepatitis A or you have had this diseases before, you have nothing to worry because the virus can’t affect you. There are still many people who could be in danger because of it, so if you drank the tropical smoothie from that cafe, you should go to a doctor. It is the best way to be sure you are not going to have any health problem.
The strawberries came from Egypt and is not the first time this happens with those suppliers. The Tropical Smoothie Cafe found a new place to buy strawberries from. However, there can be other restaurants who bought from Egypt. Those of you who bought this kind of smoothie in the past month, be aware of he symptoms hepatitis A has. There can be nausea, vomiting, fever or nausea. If you are not feeling well, go to a doctor as soon as possible to get treatment. Sometimes, the symptoms can’t be seen in the first weeks after you get the virus.
The question is who will take the blame for this event? We know that the supplier brought those fruits, but should the owners of the cafe pay more attention? Their sales are in danger now that many people are not sure if those smoothies are safe or not. We can’t tell you what to do. However, this could be an issue for more places that used those strawberries.
A few years ago, hepatitis A killed four people and made others sick. It was caused by green onion used in a restaurant. The authorities should also be more aware of what fruits and vegetables are coming to our country. There should be some tests made before people are using them to make smoothies. The only way to stay away from hepatitis A is to have the authorities and the owners of the restaurants more involved, regarding this matter.