USA – Salmonella Kiambu – Salmonella Thompson – Maradol Papaya’s

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Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Kiambu and Salmonella Thompson Infections Linked to Imported Maradol Papayas

  • The outbreak investigation has expanded to include another strain of Salmonella.
  • Sixty-four more ill people from 15 states were added to this investigation since the last update on July 21, 2017.
  • Six more states have reported ill people: Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin
  • Laboratory tests showed that the strain of Salmonella Thompson isolated from papayas collected in Maryland is closely related genetically to clinical isolates from ill people.
  • FDA tested other papayas imported from Mexico and found they were contaminated with several types of Salmonella.
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