Five people were hospitalized after drinking water and developing acute liver failure
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the recall of a batch of Real Water alkaline water because the alkaline water is related to at least 5 cases of acute non-viral hepatitis.
All five patients in Nevada must be hospitalized after acute liver failure. Two adults and three children reported that they had drunk this brand of water.
The agency pointed out in a notification: “The current epidemiological information indicates that this alkaline aquatic product may be the cause of the disease.”
The FDA stipulates that water is sold in five-gallon containers, 1.5-liter bottles, one liter, 500 milliliters, one gallon, and four ounces of Real Water concentrate.
Water warned about acute non-viral hepatitis has been distributed to retail stores and restaurants in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, Nevada, Phoenix, Arizona, and central coastal areas of California, in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara .
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration stipulates that restaurants and consumers are not allowed to drink, cook, sell or supply real water.
Those who have drunk water should beware of certain symptoms of acute non-viral hepatitis, such as fever, nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, joint pain, yellow eyes and jaundice.
If any of these symptoms occur, it is necessary to seek medical attention immediately.
After issuing the first alert, the FDA found that Real Water products were still being sold in online retail stores and promoted on social media. Therefore, he assured him that he will continue to monitor retail premises.
In addition, the health agency pointed out that the company did not allow inspections of its facilities in Henderson, Nevada and Mesa, Arizona, and issued a record request for this.