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Hepatitis A may be in fruit from UWS grocery store

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The Health Department says chopped, ready-to-eat fruit from Westside Market at 2589 Broadway may contain Hepatitis A after a food handler there became infected.

City health officials say anyone who recently ate fruit from an upper West Side grocery should get vaccinated against hepatitis A.

Chopped, ready-to-eat fruit from Westside Market at 2589 Broadway, between 97th and 98th Sts., may contain the virus, the Health Department said Thursday, after a food handler there became infected.

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“We are asking these store patrons to get this vaccination as a precautionary measure,” said Health Commissioner Thomas Farley. “If people experience symptoms, they should see a doctor immediately.”

The culprits are halved and quartered watermelon, peeled whole pineapple and shelled or cut coconut. Anyone who ate the fruit in the store or through catering or delivery between Aug. 9 and Thursday is urged to get vaccinated. 

Jeff Bachner/for New York Daily News

The culprits are halved and quartered watermelon, peeled whole pineapple and shelled or cut coconut. Anyone who ate the fruit in the store or through catering or delivery between Aug. 9 and Thursday is urged to get vaccinated. 

The culprits are halved and quartered watermelon, peeled whole pineapple and shelled or cut coconut. Anyone who ate the fruit in the store or through catering or delivery between Aug. 9 and Thursday is urged to take preventive action.

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The store said it took immediate action, but Violet Marmur, 13, was still leery.

“I don’t feel like I can trust the food anymore,” she said.


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