Salmonella Poona Outbreak Kills 1, Infects 285 People in US: CDC

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  September 6, 2015 at 9:01 AM General Health News
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Salmonella poona infection causes symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramping. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported an outbreak of salmonella poona linked to cucumbers grown in Mexico. The outbreak has killed one person and sickened 285 people in the US. It has been reported in 27 states since July, 2015.
 Salmonella Poona Outbreak Kills 1, Infects 285 People in US: CDC
Salmonella Poona Outbreak Kills 1, Infects 285 People in US: CDC
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The CDC said, "Of the 285 people sickened, more than half have been children younger than 18 years. The fatality occurred in California."

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Arizona is among the hardest-hit state. State authorities said, "It has identified 66 cases in six counties this week." Health officials reassured residents that the food produced in the state is not at risk of contamination. Infants, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable.

Source: IANS
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