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Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Agona Infections Linked to Whole, Fresh Imported Papayas

Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Agona, by date of illness onset*

Chart showing bar graph indicating numbers of people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Agona, by date of illness onset

Onset data not currently available for all persons with reported illness.

*n=103 for whom information was reported as of August 25, 2011

Among persons for whom information is available, illnesses began on or after January 17, 2011. Ill persons ranged in age from less than 1 year old to 91 years old, and the median age was 21 years old.  Thirty-nine percent of patients were younger than 5 years old. Fifty-six percent were female. Eleven persons reported travel to Mexico in the week before they became ill. Ten patients were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

 
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