CDC Identifies Source of Salmonella-Infected Papayas

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is warning consumers not to purchase or consume a particular brand of papayas as they are most likely the source of a salmonella outbreak originally reported in June.  

The original CDC report stated that no papayas from Mexico should be consumed, but the CDC has since narrowed its warning to papayas from the brand Cavi. This outbreak has affected multiple states, including Florida and Massachusetts, sickening 71 people.

At least 27 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

“If you aren’t sure the papaya you bought is Cavi brand, you can ask the place of purchase,” the CDC said in a statement. “When in doubt, don’t eat the papaya. Throw it out.”

The symptoms of salmonella include nausea, vomiting, fever, and chills and can last up to four days.

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