May 28, 2024

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Frozen, Raw Tuna Ends

map-tuna-salmonella-lawsuitA Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen, raw tuna used for sushi and other dishes has ended after sickening 65 people in 11 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eleven people were hospitalized.

Salmonella can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Health officials linked the outbreak frozen yellowfin tuna produced by Osamu Corporation at a processing plant in Indonesia. The company issued two recalls one on July 20, the other on July 21.

Most of those who became ill reported eating sushi made with raw tuna in the week prior. One person who tested positive for the strain Salmonella Weltevreden, the other 64 were positive for the strain Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+) By state, the case count was as follows: was as follows: Arizona (12), California (35), Illinois (1), Michigan (2), Minnesota (4), Mississippi (1), New Mexico (6), South Dakota (1), Virginia (1), Washington (1), and Wisconsin (1).


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