Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Whole, Fresh Papayas Imported from Mexico

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Papayas Salmonella Outbreak –

CDC, public health & regulatory officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico. Sixty-two people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Uganda have been reported from 8 states.

Details of the Salmonella Fresh Papaya Outbreak

Papayas sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, NJ, NY PA & RI are linked to the Salmonella outbreak caused by fresh, whole papayas imported from Mexico. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released as the investigation continues.

What Should You do Right Now

FDA strongly advises anyone who has Papayas to throw them out. Do not eat fruit salads with Papayas in them or any whole papayas from the store. Wash and santize where they were stored in your home or business.

When in doubt throw out the papayas!

If you have symptoms of Salmonella:

  • Talk to your healthcare provider.
  • Write down what you ate in the week before you started to get sick.
  • Report your illness to the health department.
  • Assist public health investigators by answering questions about your illness.

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