According to the agency, epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicate that Cavi brand whole, fresh papayas distributed by Agroson's LLC are a likely source of this outbreak. Illnesses might not yet be reported due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported.
Of the 71 total people, 27 ill people were reported in NY. Most of the ill people in this outbreak are adults over 60 years old, the CDC said. The infections have resulted in over two dozen hospitalizations and, while no deaths have been reported, health officials are urging consumers to avoid the brand in question.
Consumers in the US should not eat any Cavi brand whole, fresh papayas; however, consumers no longer need to avoid other papayas imported from Mexico.
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Restaurants, retailers and other food service providers from all states shouldn't sell or serve any Cavi brand papayas distributed by Agroson's LLC.
Report your illness to the health department.
Symptoms from getting sick from salmonella include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps within three days.
In some people, the illness may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.