BREAKING NEWS Out Of The CDC- At Least 1 DEAD, Dozens CRITICALLY Hospitalized

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A person in New York City died after contracting salmonella from eating fresh papaya, an outbreak that has infected 46 other people in 12 states, federal health officials announced on Friday, Fox News reports.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the salmonella outbreak was linked to Caribena brand yellow Maradol papayas from Mexico that are sold in states including New York, New Jersey, Utah and Kentucky. The papayas are distributed by Grande Produce in San Juan, Texas. Of the 47 cases reported, at least 12 people were hospitalized.

No other brands have been named in the outbreak.

Federal health officials were notified of the outbreak after cases were reported between May 17 and June 28. People between the ages of 1 and 97 were sickened after eating the fruit, the CDC reported.

Officials are urging restaurants and consumers to toss the fruit if they purchased it — despite if it’s a yellow or green papaya.

“When in doubt, don’t eat, sell, or serve them and throw them out,” the CDC said.

The number of salmonella cases is expected to increase to include people who were sickened after June 23, but did not show symptoms until later. Several people also fell ill after eating papayas bought from the same grocery store in Maryland.

Salmonella outbreak linked to papayas have occurred before. In 2011, 97 people in 23 states were sickened after contracting salmonella from eating papayas.

About 1.2 million people are infected with salmonella in the U.S. each year, according to the CDC.

Important points

  • CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) UU. Are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Kiambu infections .
  • Twelve states have reported a total of 47 people infected with the Salmonella Kiambu strain .
    • Twelve sick people have been hospitalized. One death has been reported from New York City.
  • The laboratory data and epidemiological have been collected to date indicate that the maradol variety papayas are likely to be the source of this multistate outbreak.
  • The CDC recommends that consumers not eat, that restaurants do not serve and that retailers do not sell papayas of the Maradol variety until more is known.
    • If you bought papayas and are not sure if they are of the Maradol variety, ask at the place where you bought them. Restaurants and retailers can ask their suppliers.
    • If in doubt, do not eat them, do not sell them or serve them and throw them away.
    • Wash and disinfect the drawers and shelves of the refrigerators in which the papayas were stored.
  • This investigation is ongoing. CDC will provide updates as more information becomes available.

The CDC recommends that consumers not eat, that restaurants do not serve and that retailers do not sell papayas of the Maradol variety until more is known.

  • If you bought papayas and are not sure if they are of the Maradol variety, ask at the place where you bought them. Restaurants and retailers can ask their suppliers.
  • If in doubt, do not eat them, do not sell them or serve them and throw them away.
  • Wash and disinfect the drawers and shelves of the refrigerators in which the papayas were stored.

Contact a health care provider if you think you were sick from eating a contaminated papaya.

what are the signs and symptoms?

Most people infected with Salmonella have the following signs and symptoms between 12 and 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Abdominal cramps

How long does the illness last?

  • The disease usually lasts 4 to 7 days and most people recover without treatment.
  • In some people diarrhea can be so severe that they need to be hospitalized. Salmonellainfection can spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other parts of the body.
  • In rare cases, Salmonella infection can cause death, unless the person is treated with antibiotics right away.

Who is most likely to have a serious illness?

  • Children under 5 years.
  • Adults over 65 years.
  • People with weakened immune system.

Learn more about Salmonella and the steps people can take to reduce their risk of Salmonella infection on the CDC Salmonella website .

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