Spanish farmers demand "urgent measures" from the Government after the detection of hepatitis A in strawberries from Morocco. The alarm was raised by the Valencian Association of Farmers AVA-ASAJA.

According to the World Health Organization ( WHO ), hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver due to the hepatitis A virus (HAV), which spreads primarily when an uninfected (and unvaccinated) person ingests contaminated food or water by feces of an infected person. The EU-Morocco Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement, signed in February 1996, entered into force in March 2000.