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Salmonella Outbreak from Imported Cucumber Kills Four

by Bidita Debnath on November 24, 2015 at 2:25 AM
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 Salmonella Outbreak from Imported Cucumber Kills Four

The Centers for Disease Control & prevention (CDC) at the moment are saying 838 people have been sickened as a outcome of a current salmonella outbreak present in cucumbers.

On November 18, CDC found that as much as 838 people have already been infected across 38 states. There are 232 infected in California; 129 in Arizona; 58 in Utah; 43 in Wisconsin; 40 in Minnesota; 32 in New Mexico; 25 in Washington; 24 in Idaho; 22 in Oregon; 19 in Colorado; 17 in Arizona; 16in Montana; 13 in Arkansas and Oklahoma; 9 in Illinois; 8 in North Dakota and Nebraska; 7 in Wyoming and Iowa; 5 in Indiana and Louisiana; 3 in Ohio and South Dakota; 2 in Kansas and Pennsylvania as well as 1 case each in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland and New Hampshire.

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Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The investigation into the source of these recent illnesses is ongoing. According to the CDC, it takes around 1 to 3 days before a person may experience the symptoms of being infected with salmonella poona.

The affected cucumbers have dark green skin, are 7 to 10 inches long and are sold in bulk, without any wrapper. Fifty percent of the case patients, who range in age from less than 1 year to 99 years old, are children younger than 18.

The salmonella outbreak from imported cucumbers began in September.

Source: Medindia
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