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CDC: 35-state salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers

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Posted at 1:10 PM, Oct 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-07 13:33:20-04

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Poona after linking the outbreak to imported cucumbers. 

The CDC reported the outbreak has impacted 732 people from 35 states as of Tuesday. Four deaths have been attributed to the outbreak, according to the CDC. 

Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps that can last four to seven days. 

The number of people infected is not expected to increase due to the 14-day shelf life of cucumbers and the gap between when someone gets sick and when the illness is reported to public health officials, according to the CDC.  

Of those who have been infected, half are children, according to the CDC. Custom Produce Sales voluntarily recalled all cucumbers sold under the Fat Boy label beginning Aug. 1 because of the salmonella concern. For more on the recall, click here

Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce also voluntarily recalled all cucumbers sold under the "Limited Edition" brand label between Aug. 1 and Sept. 3. 

Maryland is the latest state added to the list. For the full list of states impacted, click here

 

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