What does gymnastics have to do with Hepatitis A?

A: A lot, if you happened to attend the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show in San Jose Aug. 16 and accepted a complimentary beverage provided by Jamba Juice.

 The Hepatitis A virus.

According to an article in today’s L.A. Times, smoothies delivered to the Congress and handed out to those who visited the JumpSport booth were made by an employee who was infected with Hepatitis A.

Though the risk appears minimal, the California Department of Public Health said that people who consumed the drinks should monitor their health.

It could take 15 to 50 days for symptoms to appear.

Jamba Juice officials said they would pay eligible individuals their reasonable out-of-pocket medical expenses.

To report any illness, contact Jamba Juice at (877) 217-4780.


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