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Over 400 Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Cucumbers

September 16, 2015 — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported another 77 cases in an outbreak of Salmonella linked to cucumbers grown in Mexico.

The new cases bring the total number to 418 illnesses in 31 states. California is the hardest-hit state, reporting 89 illnesses and one death. One death was also reported in Texas. At least 91 people have been hospitalized. About 52% of the illnesses were reported in children under 18 years old.

Illnesses that began after August 22 may not have been reported yet, which means the case count could still grow. Recalls were issued by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce on September 4 and Custom Produce on September 11.

The variety of cucumber is known as “slicer” or “American,” dark green, 7-10 inches long, and up to 2.5-inches in diameter. They were distributed nationwide to major grocery stores and restaurants like Red Lobster.

The recalled cucumbers may be hard to identify because they were sold in the bulk section or used in dishes at restaurants.

Salmonella infections can cause serious diarrhea, vomiting, weakness, abdominal cramps, and body aches. Most healthy adults recover within a week without needing medical treatment, but in rare cases the infection spreads to the bloodstream or other parts of the body. This can lead to life-threatening sepsis or even death.

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