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2011 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Agona Linked to Agromod Produce Papayas

In 2011 local, state and federal public health and agriculture agencies investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections linked to whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico. A total of 106 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Agona were reported from 25 states. Illness onset dates ranged from January 1, 2011 to August 25, 2011. Ten patients were hospitalized. No one died. Epidemiologic, traceback, and laboratory investigations linked this outbreak to papayas imported from Mexico by Agromod Produce, Inc. of McAllen, Texas. Sampling of papayas by the FDA identified two samples with Salmonella Agona that were indistinguishable by PFGE from the outbreak strain.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2011
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Arizona, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Washington, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Arkansas, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Papaya
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Private Homes
  • Brand Name(s):
  • 4395 Tastylicious MEXICO, Blondie, Blondie 4395 Mexico, MaƱanita, Mexico MaƱanita 4395, Tastylicious, Yaya, Yaya Premium Papayas Yaya PLU-4395 Mexico, Central Market, Garden Highway
  • Total ill:
  • 106
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 10
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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