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Salmonella outbreak leads to second death

According  to Texas health officials who reported on Wednesday that, after consumption of tainted cucumbers, more than 300 people have fallen ill across 30 states, and among them, one affectee died, a case which is reported to be second in number amongst mortalities caused due to salmonella outbreak.

As presented in a comment which was issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services that, the latest fatality in late August, was a Texas patient who was already suffering from serious underlying health conditions.

The age group of patients who fell ill due to salmonella outbreak was younger than 18 years, as informed by CDC. We get to know by  the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that, 70 people who were in the grip of salmonella outbreak have been admitted to hospitals, and among them, there is one person who died as a result of infection from Salmonella Poona, in California, since July 3 rd.

In Mexico, the San Diego-based Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce Company are the places from where these tainted cucumbers are imported, which became the reason for salmonella outbreak, as stated by CDC.

As claimed by the companies that these cucumbers were produced in Baja California, Mexico, and distributed in 22 U.S. states from Alaska to New Jersey. The company said it is recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition brand label from Aug. 1 through Sept. 3, 2015.

According to the Texas health department, infection caused by salmonella exhibits many symptoms, among which, the common  ones are headache, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, sometimes even vomiting within 72 hours of ingesting food or drink contaminated with the bacteria.

The CDC says about 1.2 million people are sickened by salmonella on an annual basis in the United States, with about 450 cases proving fatal each year. This grabs the concern of health officials.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/10/us-usa-salmonella-idUSKCN0RA01P20150910