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2016-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Anatum Linked to Maradol Papayas

In September 2017 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Anatum linked to consumption of Maradol Papayas. Fourteen people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Anatum were reported from three states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from December 20, 2016 to April 8, 2017. Five people were hospitalized. One death was reported from California. On September 4, 2017, FDA testing identified the outbreak strain of Salmonella Anatum from a sample taken from an imported papaya at the US-Mexico border. Epidemiologic, laboratory and traceback evidence indicates that Maradol papayas imported by Bravo Produce Inc. of San Ysidro, California were the likely source of this outbreak. The grower was identified as Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecoman y Costa Alegre in Tijuana, Mexico.

  • Outbreak began:
  • December 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Arizona, Colorado
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Papayas
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Bravo Produce
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 14
  • 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:
  • 5
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 1
  • Any References:
  • No

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