Salmonella Poisoning Outbreak Linked To Cucumbers Leaves 2 Dead And Over 340 Sick
(EMAILWIRE.COM, September 15, 2015 ) New York, NY -- U.S. Officials confirmed that a second person has died after eating cucumbers imported from Mexico that were contaminated with salmonella poona, and at least 341 people in 30 states have developed a serious case of Salmonella food poisoning. Incident reports indicate that half of the infected people are children younger than 18 and 70 people had cases so severe they had to be hospitalized for dehydration and other complications. The Salmonella poisoning outbreak has claim the lives of two women. One is a 99 year old woman from California who died in the hospital from related complications. The second woman is from Texas, also had a compromised immune system before she was infected with the salmonella bacteria. Seventy ill people have been hospitalized, and two deaths have been reported from California and Texas, the CDC said in a statement about the salmonella poisoning outbreak incident.
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Health officials report that the infected cucumbers were American cucumbers imported from Mexico. These cucumbers are sold at supermarkets across the country and have a dark green outer skin. Most cucumbers are between 7 and 10 inches long. The CDC stated in their report, These cucumbers are shipped in a green-and-black cardboard box with the label Limited Edition Pole Grown Cucumbers on the box.
Labeling on the cases of recalled cucumbers indicates the product was grown and packed by Rancho Don Juanito in Mexico. Domestically produced cucumbers are not believed to be involved in this outbreak.
Due to the high number of salmonella poisoning outbreak cases, many stores are voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold as Limited Edition cucumbers for fears of contamination. The Centers for Disease Control states that individuals who are worried about whether their cucumbers are safe should contact the retailer where they purchased the cucumbers. If the cucumbers have a label, check it to see if they cucumbers were imported from Mexico. If so, throw them out or return them to the store for a refund. Consumers should not eat, restaurants should not serve, and retailers should not sell recalled cucumbers, the CDC said.
Signs of a salmonella infection can include abdominal cramps, fever, diarrhea, and vomiting, which can last between four and seven days. Unless you have a compromised immune system or are very young, you are likely to recover without requiring medical treatment.
The CDC reports that the following states have had salmonella poisoning outbreak incidences linked to the cucumbers:
Alaska (9), Arizona (66), Arkansas (6), Washington (10), Wisconsin (2), and Wyoming (3), California (72), Colorado (14), Hawaii (1), Texas (18), Utah (30), Virginia (1), Idaho (8), Illinois (6), Kansas (1), Oregon (8), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (7), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (4), Minnesota (12), North Dakota (1), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (8), Nevada (7), New Mexico (18), New York (4), Missouri (8), Montana (10), and Nebraska (2).
Each year, salmonella is a common cause for food poisoning, infecting over a million people each year. The CDC reports that about 380 people die from salmonella infections each year. Salmonella can be found in many products, including melons, vegetables, pork, poultry, beef, tuna, and other vegetables. Cooking typically will kill salmonella, but cucumbers are rarely served cooked, which increases the danger.
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