July 31, 2014

Final Update on Daniella Mango Salmonella Braenderup Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued their final update on the Salmonella Braenderup outbreak associated with mangoes imported from Mexico. The outbreak appears to be over. A total of 127 people in 15 states were sickened with the outbreak strain of the bacteria. Thirty-three people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

Attorney Fred Pritzker, who has filed lawsuits for many Salmonella victims, said “the companies responsible for this outbreak need to be held accountable for the suffering of these patients.” The mangoes were recalled in August and September of this year. FDA investigators found Salmonella bacteria in Daniella mangoes imported from Mexico that matches the outbreak strain found in victims. The company, Agricola Daniella of Mexico, is on their import alert list. The mangoes were distributed in the U.S. by Splendid Products of California.

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The case count of Salmonella Braenderup infections by state is as follows: California (99), Delaware (1), Hawaii (4), Idaho (1), Illinois (2), Maine (1), Michigan (1), Montana (1), Nebraska (1), New Jersey (1), New York (3), Oregon (1), Texas (2), Washington (8), and Wisconsin (1). The map includes 16 infections of Salmonella Worthington in three states: California (12), New Mexico (1), and Washington (3).

Among the 127 people who were interviewed, illness onset dates ranged from July 3, 2012 to September 1, 2012. The patient age range is from less than 1 year to 86 years, with a median age of 33 years. Fifty-six percent of ill persons were female. Among 101 persons who gave information, 33, or 33%, were hospitalized.

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