In an update on the Salmonella I 4,,12:b:- multistate outbreak linked to kratom, 12 more sick people have been reported and 7 more states (Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin) are included in this outbreak, bringing the total to 40 sick people from 27 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Forty-five percent of ill people have been hospitalized, and no deaths.
Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that kratom is the likely source of this multistate outbreak. No common brands or suppliers of kratom products have been identified at this time.
Because no common source of Salmonella-contaminated kratom has been identified, CDC is recommending against consuming any kratom.
The outbreak strain of Salmonella was found in leftover kratom powder collected from sick people in North Dakota and Utah.
The ill person in North Dakota purchased S.K. Herbalist brand kratom powder from the website soapkorner.com. The ill person in Utah purchased kratom powder from the website kratoma.com.
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Kratom is a plant native to southeast Asia that is consumed for its stimulant effects and as an opioid substitute. It is typically brewed in a tea, chewed, smoked, or taken in capsules. Kratom may also be known as Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketom, and Biak.
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People should talk to their health care provider before taking any supplement, especially if they are in a group more likely to get a severe Salmonella infection. These groups include people with weakened immune systems, including people who are receiving chemotherapy or have HIV, pregnant women, children younger than 5 years, and older adults.
16 thoughts on “Salmonella outbreak linked to Kratom: More cases from more states”
That’s terrible if it’s true. It seems kind of convenient considering the FDA is on a path to banning kratom. Even the head of the FDA is politicizing the “outbreak” on twitter. Kratom is the only reason I live a functional life. I’m finally off opiates so it seems like a sick joke that The government wants it banned. If you think think it’s for the safety of the public, you would be sadly mistaken.
It’s all about the government losing money on there legal drug business.
Kraken Kratom is the Source of the outbrake, based out of Oregon! DO NOT BUY KRATOM THERE! I KNOW BECAUSE THAT WAS THE ONLY PLACE I BOUGHT KRATOM, AND I WAS HOSPITALIZED!
You don’t know whether other brands might be contaminated too. There may have been a wholesale supplier of the bulk material, selling to multiple repackagers. That might explain why CDC hasn’t been able to pin it down to a specific brand. By the way, wouldn’t smoking it or making a tea kill the bacteria and keep you safe, as long as you washed your hands after handling it?
The FDA is lying just to get kratom off the market. Thanks for continuing this 81+ years of Lies on Food for Greed! A smear campaign. Legal vetted vendors are required by law, to continually, test for quality and safety. These, people who got sick, did not purchase from legal vendors. https://redstormscientific.com/
Or was taking something else. You can’t overdose on it. Your will reject it.
This entire thimg is so stupid, just another way for the business men behind the drug companies to push journalists to rev up the sinsationalism that has demonised the greatest threat to the money brought in by prescription opiods and probably backed by the rehab companies; some sort of symbiotic relationship of money gained off pain patients and opiate addicts. Japan even put a patent on one of the alkaloids isolated from the plant back in 2014. Apparently, now confirmed rumors of american rx companies have in the development process both a psyche med and a pain med synthesized from plant.
Look, Im an example of someone who was rendered incapacitated by a co-occuring handful of both psychiatric and chronic pain issues….after discovering kratom back in 2012, my life went from hospitals, psyche units and jails (due to alcohol) ever since I’ve experienced the freedom of now knowing a life worth living. Im able to work, have a good relationship with human beigs instead of isolation and drinking. I no longer seek out pain doctors. I even am capable of working and feel i no longer need to be on disability. However, this was all made possible by this one plant, incredible as it seems indeed!. Just look through the other cases made for the use kratom and how much positive change it is having on a population made slaves to prescription pills and a mass media encouraging such; from a bombardment of tv ads telling us what we need to magazine ads influencing our subconscious on how sick we all are. I never chime in like this and clearly i have rambled out a personal emotional comitment to kratom but please for human-sake, everyone just compare the amount of good created verses the almost immeasurable bad. Kratom rescues the lives of those who had no where left to go…call it a God Plant if u loke, but to ban it would truly be a mortal sin comitted by all legislators and big business lobbyists involved…probably affecting even people from their own families. Keep Kratom Legal and readily available!
There have been many cases of infection due to seafood, hot dogs, raw unpasteurized milk and cheese, as well as this one caused by lunch meat and detailed in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on October 25, 2002:A multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections with 46 culture-confirmed cases, seven deaths, and three stillbirths or miscarriages in eight states has been linked to eating sliceable turkey deli meat.
I have not heard this anywhere else. Please keep in mind the FDA and DEA have been working for over a year to figure out how to legally ban this plant extract which tens of thousands of veterans take to help with the PTSD, thousands of others take to wean themselves off alcohol or opiates, thousands more, to fight inflammation and arthritis. It cannot be patented because it is a naturally occuring substance. I smell bullshit. FDA and DEA – $$$, much more concerned with big money than Americans’ health and welfare!
One of the woman who did contract salmonella, along with her husband has posted all over social media that her husband has NEVER consumed kratom at all. They both did however go to a restaurant and shortly after became ill. The FDA will go so far as to lie in order for pharmaceutical companies to remain rich.
I am in allot of groups with thousands of kratom users, not one person said they got sick from Salmonella, this is all BS IMHO, this is being said because Big Pharma wants Kratom banned, this is all about the money to Big Pharma.
This article is terribly one sided. Data from the available studies was cherrypicked to promote a narrative of kratom being addictive and unsafe. The author didn’t bother to contact any of the scientists that have researched kratom and found it to be beneficial. Instead, she indirectly promotes methadone and suboxone. Both highly addictive with a vast death toll which doesn’t seem to be mentioned. Unsurprisingly, the recommended treatments coincides with the FDA. She also mentions the FDA’s “research” which was a computer simulated model that predicted kratom “can” or “may” act exactly like an opioid causing respiratory depression and other dangerous effects. No mention of the studies that completely contradict those statements or the fact the FDA’s findings are not based on real science. I understand reporting the FDA’s concerns, but this is far from unbiased journalism. It is extremely disappointing reading articles like this.
Thanks very much. ?