Salmonella Outbreak: Linked to Papayas Sickens 62 people

Sixty-two people in eight US states have been sickened this year from salmonella linked to papayas imported from Mexico.

The Centers for Disease Control say the illnesses have been reported between mid-January and June 8th and of those, 23 have led to hospitalization. No deaths have been reported.

The CDC is particularly concerned about papayas being sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. People are also being asked to avoid eating fresh papayas if they’re not sure where they’ve come from. (Business Insider)

Hot Takes:

  • But papaya is so good.
  • There are plenty of other fruits to eat in the summer.
  • You can still eat papaya, just make sure they’re not from Mexico.
  • The CDC says there are more than a million cases of salmonella reported in the U.S. each year.