New England residents are warned to stop eating papaya imported from Mexico.
The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced on Friday a food safety alert linking 62 Salmonella Salmonella cases in eight countries with all the fresh peppers imported from Mexico and sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
So far, 23 people have been hospitalized, but there have been no deaths related to the outbreak of the disease. The first case was recorded on January 14, and the last was June 8, 2019. Most illnesses have occurred since April 2019.
The CDC calls consumers to "drop papaya far, even if some of them have been eaten and no one has become ill." Officials also warn people not to eat fruit salads or other blends that include Mexican papaya, and encourage consumers to pierce and disinfect places where papaya is stored as counters and refrigerator drawers.
According to the CDC, "this investigation is in progress and the tips will be updated when more information is available".
But health professionals advise Americans to be especially careful: "If you're not sure that the papaya you bought from Mexico, you can ask for a place to buy." "When you're in doubt, do not eat papaya.
salmonella can come from more than just eggs
Salmonella bacteria every year exacerbate 1.2 million people in the US, leading to about 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths.
A person can get ill from eating foods that are contaminated with one of the 2,300 species of salmonella bacteria. The two most common types in the United States, Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimuriumaccording to the US Department of Agriculture data, account for about half of human infections. This latest epidemic includes the type of bacteria Salmonella uganda.
Eggs and dairy products are one of the most common sources of food-borne diseases, but Salmonella infections – which cause a disease known as Salmonella – also come from eating poultry, meat, fruit, vegetables, spices and nuts.
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In April 2018, the outbreak of illness associated with herbal supplements was briefly tortured by at least 132 people in 38 states. Less than a year later, the CDC issued a warning to link pajamas and come in contact with pets to salmonella outbreaks.
Children, especially those under the age of five, have the highest risk of infection, and diseases caused by these infections are most difficult for infants, the elderly and all persons with impaired immune systems.
As for the current epidemic associated with papaya consumption, the average age of the patient is 60 years, although people are aged between 1 and 86 years. More than 50% of cases are women.
Most people who get sick of salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and cramps in the stomach within three days, and the disease may last about four to seven days. Many people recover without treatment except rest and rehydration, although it may take several months to normalize the bowel.
In particularly severe cases, diarrhea may be bad enough to justify hospitalization. If the infection spreads from the bowel to the bloodstream, it can be fatal without treatment with antibiotics.