Here is the current status of two Salmonella outbreaks and recalls in the US:
Papayas: Since the last update on June 28, 2019, 9 ill people have been added to this investigation. Illnesses have been reported in Connecticut 14, Florida 1, Massachusetts 5, New Jersey 18, New York 27, Pennsylvania 4, Rhode Island 1, Texas 1 for a total of 71.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Uganda illnesses likely linked to whole, fresh papayas.
The epidemiological and traceback information collected thus far in the investigation indicates that Agroson’s LLC of Bronx, New York, is the exclusive distributor of the imported papayas that likely made consumers from this outbreak sick. The papayas are sold under the brand name Cavi. To date, there have been no positive product samples.
Of the 71 illnesses, 69 have been reported in six states in the Northeast. One patient from Florida who was reported ill had traveled to Connecticut before becoming ill. Another patient from Texas who was also reported ill had traveled to New York before becoming ill.
Pig Ears: CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella I 4,,12:i:- infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats.
As of July 2, 2019, a total of 45 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella I 4,,12:i:- have been reported from 13 states: California – 1, Illinois – 3, Indiana – 3, Iowa – 12, Kansas – 3, Massachusetts – 2, Michigan – 7, Missouri – 3, New York – 6, North Dakota – 1, Pennsylvania – 2, South Carolina – 1, Wisconsin – 1: Total – 45
Illnesses started on dates ranging from November 18, 2018, to June 13, 2019. Ill people range in age from less than 1 year to 81 years, with a median age of 23. Half (50%) of ill people are female. Of 39 ill people with information available, 12 (31%) have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
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