Health: Watch the Salsa

A batch of bad scallions at a Chi-Chi's restaurant puts the focus on hepatitis A

An outbreak of hepatitis A at the Beaver Valley Mall outside Pittsburgh, Pa.--the largest recorded in U.S. history, with three dead and nearly 600 infected--has got doctors and folks who eat at ChiChi's scrambling to come to terms with a disease usually considered pretty benign, at least compared with its more deadly cousins, B and C. As thousands in the Pittsburgh area lined up for shots of immune globulin, which can stave off infection if given quickly enough, disease detectives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) traced the problem to a bad batch of scallions, probably from Mexico....

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