Three El Paso County restaurants used frozen strawberries linked with hepatitis A

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — El Paso County Public Health has identified three restaurants that recently used frozen strawberries associated with hepatitis A.

Officials are recommending individuals who may have consumed the product at the following locations to get a hepatitis A vaccine:

  • Rancho Alegre, 1899 S. Nevada Ave.; the product was served in strawberry margaritas.
  • Guadalajara, 7336 McLaughlin Rd, Falcon, CO 80831; served in frozen margaritas, fried ice cream topping, and strawberry lemonade.
  • Mi Mexico, 3956 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs; served in margaritas

There are currently no known cases in Colorado associated with the outbreak, but officials are urging anyone who may have consumed the product at any of the above locations to visit a healthcare provider to discuss vaccination.

If you have already been vaccinated for hepatitis A, you do not need to be vaccinated again, even if you ate the potentially affected food.

Health officials say evidence indicates frozen strawberries imported form Egypt are the likely source of the multi-state outbreak.

You can view updated lists of Colorado retail food establishments affected here.

If you have any questions, contact COHelp at 1-877-462-2911 or 303-462-2911 or El Paso County Public Health at 719-578-3199.

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