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.
The CDC said, "Of the 285 people sickened, more than half have been children younger than 18 years. The fatality occurred in California."
AdvertisementArizona 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.