CDC Update: 838 Salmonella Cases in 38 States Linked to Imported Cucumbers
The latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that, as of Nov. 18, 2015, 838 people from 38 states have reportedly been infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona linked to cucumbers imported from Mexico.
That is an increase of 71 cases since the last update on Oct. 14, CDC stated. Of the total, 165 people have been hospitalized and four deaths have been reported (one each from Arizona, California, Oklahoma and Texas).
Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback investigations identified cucumbers imported from Mexico and distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce as a likely…