Dubbo mother Leisa Ross is one of the 13 cases of Hepatitis A in Australia that is believed to be the result of eating contaminated frozen berries and it happened in unusual circumstances.
Ms Ross bought the berries to put in her drink bottle to flavour water more than a month ago.
She drank the berry infused water for three weeks but two weeks ago she began to feel sick.
A blood test revealed liver failure and Ms Ross was hospitalised last Thursday and more tests revealed it was Hepatitis A.
However it was only when media reports began to surface on Saturday about Nanna's mixed berries being contaminated that Ms Ross realised she may have an answer to how she had contracted the disease.
Without that reminder, Ms Ross said she wouldn't have even remembered consuming the berries weeks earlier, let alone suspected they would be the cause.
"We went out to dinner on February 6 and the following day I felt really unwell. I just put it down to something I ate.
"For the next few days I didn't feel right but I wasn't vomiting or anything," she said.
"Then on the 11th I did start vomiting so I booked a doctors appointment for the 12th. I hadn't been for a while so I asked the doctor to do a blood test and he admitted me to hospital because my liver function was really bad.
"At that stage they couldn't figure out why my liver was failing, I had a day in hospital when they ran tests and discovered it was Hepatitis A.
"We couldn't work out how I got it. The doctors were asking me had I eaten anything strange, eaten anywhere that wasn't clean or eaten any food that hadn't been washed.
"It wasn't until Saturday that my partner was on Facebook and saw the frozen berries were linked to Hep A.
"Even then it didn't immediately trigger that was how I got it. Finally I figured out I had bought berries to put in a water bottle weeks earlier.
"Everyday I would put a new lot of berries in my water bottle."
Ms Ross said she was "very cranky" at Nanna's for what had happened but she was counting herself lucky that Hepatitis A has no real long term effects.
"I can't believe there is no testing before they go on the shelf. I had no idea that the fruit came from China. I've since had a look and the raspberries come from China and the blueberries come from Chile," she said.
"Food is always going to be imported and it's not always going to be possible to buy Australian grown stuff but there should be more testing. I will certainly be paying more attention to labels from now on.
The Dubbo resident said she was grateful for the help Western NSW Local Health had provided.
"I've been in touch with Western NSW Area infectious diseases people contacting me every day and I now know everything there is to know about Hepatitis A and how to contain infectious diseases.
"I already feel better but have been told it's going to take a few weeks to fully recover. I don't get sick very often so it's unusual to be off work but they have told me I can't go back for at least another week and even then I would have to be given the all clear."
It can take between two and seven weeks for the symptoms of Hepatitis A to appear and Ms Ross said she would be surprised if there weren't a lot more cases to emerge. She advised anyone who has eaten the berries to be extremely careful and see a doctor if any of the symptoms appear.