The Salmonella outbreak linked to a fruit mix from Tailor Cut Produce has sickened 23 children in multiple Delaware school districts. The children, who range in age from 4 to 17 years old, attend schools in the Red Clay Consolidated School District, the Colonial School District, and the Community Education Building in downtown Wilmington. Other schools may also be involved as the Delaware Department of Health was not able to confirm school information for seven of the children sickened who live in New Castle County.
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The children reported onset-of-illness on dates ranging from the third week of November to the first week of December. The fruit mix, which contains cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, pineapple and grapes, has been recalled.
The outbreak was first reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health which identified 31 lab-confirmed cases of Salmonella Javiana infections at two hospitals and two nursing homes in the southeastern part of the state.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is using Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) to identify the genetic fingerprint of the outbreak strain and has confirmed cases in Pennsylvania and one in Minnesota. The Minnesota patient ate the contaminated fruit while traveling in New York.