(WTNH) – Health officials have recorded an outbreak in several states in relation to papayas imported from Mexico, and a number of residents in Connecticut have been infected.
The CDC, state and federal health officials and the FDA are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella-Uganda infections in several states involving whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico and sold in the listed states : Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
In Connecticut, 14 people were infected with Salmonella Uganda from the outbreak. In total, 62 people have become ill throughout the country since January.
The CDC advises consumers to refrain from eating whole, fresh papayas, including papayas and fruit salads.
For more information on the outbreak and how to treat symptoms of Salmonella Uganda, click here.
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