“A salmonella outbreak that has been linked to contaminated cucumbers imported from Mexico has now caused 418 illnesses in 31 states, U.S. health officials said Tuesday”, according to the U.S National Library of Medicine.
Two death have been reported in California and Texas, while 91 other people have been hospitalized from the outbreak. Of those strinken with the illness, 52% were in children under the age of 18. The company that is the likely source, Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce of San Diego California. On September 4th, they have recalled their “Limited Edition” cucumber brand due to it’s connection to the outbreak.
If you are not sure where your cucumbers originated from, the CDC is advising asking your supplier or throwing them out. If you or your family have already consumed the product, be sure to look for symptoms of Salmonella poisoning. They include: fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomitting, and abdominal cramps.
Children, elderly, and those with a supressed immune system are most at risk, be sure to notify your help care provider if you or a family member is experiencing these symptoms. Early dedection is the key to minimizing the illness.
According to the CDC, theses are the states where salmonella cases have been reported: Alaska (10), Arizona (72), Arkansas (6), California (89), Colorado (16), Hawaii (1), Idaho (14), Illinois (6), Indiana (2), Kansas (1), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (4), Minnesota (20), Missouri (8), Montana (13), Nebraska (2), Nevada (9), New Mexico (22), New York (4), North Dakota (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (10), Oregon (8), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (8), Texas (20), Utah (37), Virginia (1), Washington (15), Wisconsin (9), and Wyoming (4).
Source: More Than 400 Illnesses Reported in Latest Salmonella Outbreak: MedlinePlus