Widespread salmonella outbreak affects more than 300 people, kills 2

Federal and state health officials in Texas have linked two deaths with a widespread salmonella outbreak linked to tainted cucumber imports, according to a Reuters report.

Thus far, the salmonella outbreak has made more than 300 people sick across 30 states. The first death was a patient in California. According to a statement issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services, the second fatality — which was reported in late August — was a Texas patient who was already suffering from serious underlying health conditions.

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The CDC linked the outbreak to tainted cucumbers that were imported from Mexico and distributed by a San Diego-based company, called Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce, which has since recalled all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition brand label from Aug. 1 through Sept. 3.

 

 

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