Thirty-two more people have been sickened by Salmonella in an update on the multistate outbreak of Salmonella Kiambu and Salmonella Thompson infections linked to Maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm in Mexico.
This brings the outbreak total to 141 cases [Salmonella Kiambu (51) or Salmonella Thompson (90)] from 19 states (Illinois, Ohio, and Texas are new states affected).
47 percent of the cases have been reported from New York and New Jersey.
Forty-five ill people have been hospitalized. One death was reported from New York City.
The investigation reveals that Maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm in Mexico are the likely source of this multistate outbreak.
CDC and FDA are advising consumers not to eat Maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm located in Mexico.
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