In a follow-up on the multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to Maradol papayas, 34 additional cases were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to be added to the investigation.
In addition, cases have now been reported in Missouri and Tennessee, bringing the number of states affected to 21 and two additional Salmonella strains, Agona, and Gaminara, have been included in the outbreak.
As of August 16, 2017, 173 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Kiambu (51), Salmonella Thompson (111), Salmonella Agona (7), or Salmonella Gaminara (4) have been reported from 21 states, of which 58 people required hospitalization and one died. 67 percent of cases are reported in people of Hispanic ethnicity.
New York (50), New Jersey (36) and Virginia (16) account for nearly 60 percent of cases in the outbreak.
The FDA is advising consumers not to eat Maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm in Mexico because they are linked to an outbreak of salmonellosis.
Three brands of Maradol papayas have been recalled: Caribeña brand, distributed by Grande Produce; certain Cavi brand papayas distributed by Agroson’s; and Valery brand papayas, distributed by Freshtex Produce, LLC. If anyone has these papayas in their home, they should dispose of them immediately.
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