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2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Uganda Linked to Fresh Papayas Imported from Mexico

On June 28, 2019 the CDC announced an outbreak investigation of Salmonella Uganda infections linked to consumption of fresh, whole papayas imported from Mexico. Sixty two outbreak associated cases were reported by 8 states. Twenty three patients had been hospitalized. There were no deaths. Illnesses were reported on dates ranging from January 14, 2019 to June 8, 2019. Most illnesses occurred since April 2019. Epidemiologic evidence and early product distribution information indicate that whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico and sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island are the likely source of this outbreak.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2019
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Texas
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Papaya
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Retail
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 62
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 62
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 23
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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