Published On: Wed, Sep 16th, 2015

More than 400 illnesses — including some in South Carolina — reported in latest salmonella outbreak

cucumberA salmonella outbreak that has been linked to contaminated cucumbers imported from Mexico has now caused 418 illnesses in 31 states, U.S. health officials said Tuesday. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cucumbers were distributed in 24 states including South Carolina. Distribution to other states may also have occurred, the agency added.Two deaths have also been reported in the outbreak, one in California and one in Texas.So far, 91 people have been hospitalized, CDC officials said Tuesday.

 

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