October 19, 2017

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Imported Cucumbers Grows

The Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak linked to cucumbers imported from Mexico has grown to include 81 people in 18 states. That is an increase of 8 new cases since the end of April. Sixteen people have been hospitalized, and there are no deaths reported. The outbreak numbers by state are as follows: Arizona (11), California (28), Colorado (1), Idaho (2), Illinois (3), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (1), Maryland (1), Minnesota (9), Nevada (1), New Mexico (2), North Carolina (3), Ohio (3), Oregon (2), South Dakota (2), Texas (6), Virginia (3), and Wisconsin (2).  The new cases are in Arizona, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. Illness onset dates range from January 12, 2013 to April 19, 2013. The patient age range is from less than 1 year to 89 years, with a median age of 27 … [Read more...]

Salmonella Saintpaul Outbreak Linked to Imported Cucumbers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul that is linked to imported cucumbers. So far, 73 people in 18 states have been sickened. Fourteen people have been hospitalized. There are no deaths and no recall has been issued relating to this outbreak. On April 24, 2013, the FDA placed Daniel Cardenas Izabal and Miracle Greenhouse of Culiacán, Mexico on an Import Alert. That means cucumbers from those facilities will not be allowed into the United States unless the suppliers show they are not contaminated with Salmonella. There is no evidence that contaminated cucumbers supplied by those firms are still in the marketplace. The patients by state are as follows: Arizona (9), California (28), Colorado (1), Idaho (2), Illinois … [Read more...]

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