The Salmonella Stanley outbreak linked to wood ear mushrooms has expanded to include 43 people four of whom have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since the agency’s last update, on September 24, 2020, two more cases have been added.
The outbreak has been linked to dried wood ear mushrooms imported by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, CA. These mushrooms are also called Kikurage, Dried Black Fungus, Dried Fungus, or Mu’er/Mu Er/Mu-Err. The company has issued a recall. Many of the illnesses have been liked to restaurant food, so health officials are urging restaurants to check recall information.
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Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. The people sickened in this outbreak, who range in age from 2 to 74 years old, reported first experiencing these symptoms on dates ranging from January 21, 2020, to August 26, 2020. Four illness clusters were linked to restaurants that served the mushroom on ramen. The number of cases reported from each state is: AZ (1), CA (27), CT (1), GA (1), IL (5), LA (1), NJ (2), NY (1), PA (2), WI (2).
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