Woman dies of hepatitis A after eating frozen pomegranate

Nathalie Jolie  Unspalsh24 cases of hepatitis A have been linked to a recalled frozen pomegranate product

Now that the incubation period for hepatitis A has passed, Phillips said, he does not anticipate any other cases related to this product.

Adelaide woman Lesley Rolton, 64, contracted hepatitis A from frozen pomegranate arils and died in hospital last Wednesday.

The 64-year-old died in South Australia last week in a "rare and tragic" case, state health authorities said.

Packs of Creative Gourmet 180g frozen pomegranate, sold at Coles, were recalled in April after a hepatitis A outbreak in New South Wales.

It may be noted that this isn't the first case of a Hepatitis A outbreak in Australia.


Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection that is usually spread through faecal matter, transmitted through sex or by touching contaminated food or objects. Entyce Food has not commented on how the product may have become contaminated, but said they were deeply saddened by news of the death and that they are working closely with health authorities and the SA Coroner to help determine the exact cause of the woman's death and whether there was "any direct link with the consumption of frozen pomegranate arils and hepatitis A".

'While we expect most people would have disposed of the recalled product, we urge everyone to double-check freezers and remove any affected products'. Residents have been warned to discard packets of the frozen fruit.

Symptoms of hepatitis A include nausea, vomiting, fever, yellowing of the skin, dark urine and pale stool.

The NHS says life-threatening complications such as liver failure affect just one in 250 people who contract hepatitis A. Signs of infection can take 15 to 50 days to develop, according to the Mayo Clinic. Vaccinations are available in some countries, including Australia, and are recommended for people traveling to endemic areas, child day care and preschool personnel, health care workers, sewage workers, injection drug users and patients with chronic liver disease, according to the organization Hepatitis Australia.

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