Mexican papaya's infected with salmonella bacteria have made 62 people sick in eight states
- The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned New England residents to prevent them from eating papayas imported from Mexico
- Papaya & # 39; s are linked in eight states to 62 cases of salmonella infection
- 23 people have been admitted to hospital, but no deaths have been reported
Residents living in New England have been instructed not to use imported papayas from Mexico.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued a food safety warning after linking 62 cases of people infected with salmonella in eight states.
The source of the infection is thought to come from fresh papaya imported from Mexico and sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning to New England residents on Friday to prevent eating papayas from Mexico
The cases stretch back to January 14 when the first outbreak was reported, but the disease was recently reported as June 8.
The CDC discovered that two people in different homes in Connecticut were sick after eating papayas from the same grocery store.
A Florida resident who was infected had traveled to Connecticut the week before he fell ill, according to ABC news.
The CDC urges consumers to throw & # 39; the papaya & # 39; s away even though some of them have been eaten and no one has fallen ill & # 39 ;.
Officials also encourage people not to eat fruit salads or other mixtures with papayas from Mexico and encourage consumers to wash and disinfect areas where papayas are stored, such as worktops and refrigerator drawers.
Papaya & # 39; s are linked in eight states to 62 cases of salmonella infection. 23 people have been admitted to hospital, but no deaths are currently reported
SYMPTOMS OF SALMONELLA
Symptoms of salmonella infections are diarrhea, stomach cramps and sometimes vomiting and fever.
On average, it takes 12 to 72 hours for the symptoms to develop after swallowing an infectious dose of salmonella.
They usually last four to seven days and most people recover without treatment.
But if you become seriously ill, you may need hospital care because the dehydration caused by the disease can be life threatening.
You usually get salmonella by eating contaminated food. Contamination is possible if raw and cooked food are stored together.
Source: NHS Choices
The CDC also asks Americans to be very careful: & # 39; If you are unsure whether the papaya you have purchased comes from Mexico, you can ask for the place of purchase. If in doubt, do not eat the papaya. Throw it out. & # 39;
& # 39; The investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated if more information is available & # 39 ;, according to the CDC.
Every year, around 1.2 million people get sick from salmonella, resulting in 23,000 hospital admissions and 450 deaths.
Eggs and dairy products are one of the most common sources of foodborne diseases, but infections can also arise from eating poultry, meat, fruit, vegetables, spices, and nuts, among other things.
Symptoms of salmonella becoming sick are diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps within three days. The disease can last between four and seven days.
Although many people recover without treatment, it can take many months for bowel movements to return to normal.
Every year, around 1.2 million people get sick from salmonella, resulting in 23,000 hospital admissions and 450 deaths
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