341 with Salmonella Poona Infections, CA and AZ Hardest Hit

According to the CDC, 341 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona have been reported from 30 states, an increase of 56 cases and 3 states since the last update on September 4.

The states and illness numbers are as follows:

Alaska (9), Arizona (66), Arkansas (6), California (72), Colorado (14), Hawaii (1), Idaho (8), Illinois (6), Kansas (1), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (4), Minnesota (12), Missouri (8), Montana (10), Nebraska (2), Nevada (7), New Mexico (18), New York (4), North Dakota (1), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (8), Oregon (8), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (7), Texas (18), Utah (30), Virginia (1), Washington (10), Wisconsin (2), and Wyoming (3).

The 3 states added are North Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. Arizona and California are the hardest hit. Of the 341, 70 have been hospitalized and 2 have died, one from California and one from Texas.

Over half of the people sickened (53%) are children. This is very unusual for a Salmonella outbreak. Also unusual is the high number of people hospitalized.

Our legal team filed a lawsuit for Salmonella from cucumbers on Monday that compensation for one of their young clients. The plaintiffs in the suit are the child’s parents. This is not a class action because our client’s specific injuries are unique to him. Contact our lawyers here find out if you can sue for Salmonella from cucumbers.

Investigation To Date

The CDC, FDA and state health officials continue to investigate this outbreak. To date, this is the information the CDC has released:

  • Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback investigations have identified imported cucumbers from Mexico and distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce as a likely source of the infections in this outbreak.
  • 91 (68%) of 134 people interviewed reported eating cucumbers in the week before their illness began.
  • Eleven illness clusters have been identified in seven states. In all of these clusters, interviews found that cucumbers were a food item eaten in common by ill people.
  • Arizona, California, Montana, and Nevada isolated Salmonella from samples of cucumbers collected from various locations that were distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce.

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Our Salmonella lawyers have a national practice helping people hold corporations accountable for selling contaminated food. They have won millions for our clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against importers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, restaurants, and others. In most cases, we do not file a class action suit because we believe our clients are better served with individual lawsuits.

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