The nationwide outbreak of hepatitis A linked to frozen berries grew to 79 Friday, but it is sparing children.
Of the people in seven states who have become ill with the deadly liver disease, only one was a child. Health officials initially feared that the youngest would be hit hardest because the contaminated frozen berries are used in smoothies, ice pops and other warm-weather treats popular with children.
They credit routine vaccinations against hepatitis A since 2006 with protecting children.
The one child who became ill, a 2-year-old, was not vaccinated.
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