January 19, 2018

Now 141 Sickened; Raw Nakaochi Scrape Tuna Salmonella Outbreak Update

The CDC has just updated the investigation into the Salmonella Bareilly outbreak associated with raw Nakaochi Scrape raw tuna imported by Moon Marine USA Corporation.

Now 141 people are ill and 21 of them have been hospitalized. This is the case count:

  • Alabama (2)
  • Arkansas (1)
  • Connecticut (6)
  • District of Columbia (2)
  • Florida (1)
  • Georgia (6)
  • Illinois (13)
  • Louisiana (3)
  • Maryland (14)
  • Massachusetts (9)
  • Mississippi (2)
  • Missouri (4)
  • New Jersey (8)
  • New York (28)
  • North Carolina (2)
  • Pennsylvania (6)
  • Rhode Island (5)
  • South Carolina (3)
  • Texas (4)
  • Virginia (8)
  • Wisconsin (14)

The 25 new cases are from: Connecticut (1), Georgia (1), Illinois (3), Louisiana (1), Maryland (3), Massachusetts (1), Mississippi (1), Missouri (2), New Jersey (1), New York (4), Pennsylvania (1), Virginia (3), Texas (1), and Wisconsin (2).

Illness onset dates range from January 28, 2012 to April 1, 2012. The age range is from 4 to 78 years of age, with a median age of 30. Fifty-nine percent of the patients are female. The CDC states that any illnesses that occurred after March 20, 2012 may not yet be reported, since it takes two to three weeks after the illness occurs before a report is issued.

The tuna was imported from India by Moon Marine USA Corporation and distributed across the country. If you order spicy tuna rolls or other sushi products made with scraped tuna, please ask first to make sure you are not consuming any of the recalled product. Read the government’s advice to consumers before eating any sushi or raw seafood product.

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