By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
In a follow-up on the Salmonella illness outbreak linked to peaches, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says as of August 27, a total of 78 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 12 states.
23 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported.
Epidemiologic evidence indicates that peaches are the likely source of this outbreak. This investigation is ongoing to identify other retailers that may have sold contaminated peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company LLC.
Companies that recalled peaches or food made with them include Aldi , Food Lion, Hannaford, Kroger (and affiliated retailers: City Market, Fry’s, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Jay-C, King Soopers, Ralphs, and Smiths), Russ Davis Wholesale, Target, Walmart,and Wegmans. Other retailers also may have sold these peaches.
On August 23, 2020, officials in Canada linked its outbreak to peaches imported from the United States.
Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramping 6 hours to 6 days after eating contaminated food.
The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.
See your healthcare provider if you are concerned about symptoms, such as high fever (temperature over 102°F), blood in your poop, diarrhea, or frequent vomiting that prevents keeping liquid down.
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