The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the affected produce was apparently sold in Massachusetts, Rhode Island Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
OUTBREAK: 62 people sick with Salmonella linked to papayas. Do not eat papayas from Mexico sold in CT, MA, NJ, NY, PA, or RI. Read CDC’s outbreak notice: https://t.co/aKrh9hWOwE pic.twitter.com/Coc4JJX120— CDC (@CDCgov) June 28, 2019
The CDC says 62 people have fallen ill since January. Most of the illnesses occurred from April onward.
Twenty-three of the people affected have been hospitalized but there have been no reported deaths. The largest numbers of cases is in New York, followed by Connecticut.
The agency also recommends sanitizing places where papayas were stored, such as countertops and refrigerators. Salmonella causes diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps that can last up to a week. Most people recover without treatment.
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