Our food poisoning lawyers and salmonella legal team are investigating a new Salmonella outbreak linked to papayas from Mexico. On July 5th, 2019 the CDC increased the reported number of Salmonella victims sickened from this outbreak to 71 people, including 27 who were hospitalized. This is more than is typical for this strain of Salmonella (Salmonella Uganda). Investigators are speculating that the bacterial load may have been substantially higher than in other recent Salmonella outbreaks. The Papayas identified in this outbreak were all imported from Mexico and were sold at retail in six states, with another two states (Texas and Florida) also showing cases, presumably from travelers or non-retail channels. The affected brand of papaya has been identified as Cavi, whole, fresh papayas. The CDC has also identified Agroson’s LLC in the Bronx, New York City as one retailer that sold this product, however there are likely others not yet identified.
The states identified as having Salmonella Uganda cases from papaya are (with number of illnesses so far):
- New York (24)
- Connecticut (14)
- New Jersey (12)
- Massachusetts (5)
- Pennsylvania (4)
- Florida (1)
- Rhode Island (1)
- Texas (1)
If you believe you may have been sickened in this outbreak, you will want to get a stool sample from your doctor or local hospital right away.
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