Outbreak of salmonella linked to Cavi brand whole, fresh papayas

Outbreak of salmonella linked to Cavi brand whole, fresh papayas

The illness usually lasts four days to one week. Illnesses have been reported in CT 14, Florida 1, MA 5, New Jersey 18, NY 27, Pennsylvania 4, Rhode Island 1, Texas 1 for a total of 71.

According to the agency, epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicate that Cavi brand whole, fresh papayas distributed by Agroson's LLC are a likely source of this outbreak.

The FDA and regulatory officials in several states collected records from grocery stores where ill people reported buying papayas.

Onset of illness dates range from November 18, 2018, to June 13, 2019.

One Florida resident who was infected had traveled to CT the week before becoming sick, according to ABC News.

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As part of the epidemiological investigation, health officials conducted interviews about consumption and exposures in the week prior to onset of illness. The CDC considers this to be a rather grim number, and it notes that the typical hospitalization rate for Salmonella is around 20 percent, suggesting that this is a particularly serious situation. Half (50%) of ill people are female.

A total of 71 people, including 27 who were hospitalized, have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Uganda in eight states. No deaths have been reported. The Salmonella lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $650 million for clients.

The administration also strongly advises importers, suppliers, and distributors, as well as restaurants, retailers, and other food service providers from all states to not sell or distribute whole, fresh papayas from Agroson's LLC that are labeled under the Cavi brand.

If you believe you may be ill as a result of consuming a tainted fruit, contact your doctor.