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Salmonella Kiambu infection linked to papayas; 47 fall sick and 1 death reported
In a shocking result, scientists have been able to establish a link between the deadly Salmonella Kiambu infection and papayas. The infection has, as of now, been reported in 47 people spread across 12 states of the United States of America.

As per reports, the federal health officials have linked Salmonella with the the yellow maradol papayas.

Among the 12 people that had been hospitalised because of the infection, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported one to have died as well.

As per reports, the symptoms of salmonella begin to appear anywhere between 12 to 72 hours after a person has contracted the deadly infection. The symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, fever and cramps in the abdomen.

As per a report in Food Poisoning Buletin, the long term consequences can be dangerous including  high blood pressure and reactive arthritis. While the symptoms can last for about 7 days, in most of the cases, the patients can recover without any special treatment. But infants, toddlers, old age patients and those who have a markedly weak immune system are at severe risk.

The infection is quite widespread given that the states that have reported cases of the infection are Iowa, Utah, Texas, Maryland, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Minnesota, Virginia and Pennsylvania. The single death that has occured due to the infection was reported from New York.

But salmonella infection is not new to the United States. Reports have suggested that the United States reports anestimated 1.2 million cases of salmonella infection every year. Also, as a result of the infection, 450 deaths per year have been reported.

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