Some papaya brands recalled after deadly salmonella outbreak
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) —
Some papaya brands have been recalled after 32 more salmonella cases, including 10 hospitalizations, were linked to yellow Maradol papayas from Mexico.
The new cases brings the total number of people affected to 141 across 19 different states. Out of those 141, 45 people have been hospitalized and one has died.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the new numbers of people who have been infected as of Friday, August 11. The outbreak has been linked to Maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm, which are sold under brand names including Carbena, Cavi and Valery, according to the CDC.
The CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are now urging consumers not to eat papayas from the farm or from the brands Caribena, Cavi and Valery. Some companies have issued a recall of the brands.
The last outbreak update came on August 4. Since then, there have been cases in three more states, including Texas.
The CDC says people have fallen ill with salmonella in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
According to the CDC, illnesses were reported from May 17 through July 27. Illnesses occurring after July 14, however, may not have been reported yet.
Those affected range in age from younger than 1-year-old to 95-years-old and the CDC said 67 percent of those who have fallen ill were Hispanic.