The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that there are still cases of salmonella as a result of ingesting contaminated cucumbers. In fact, the agency has said that more people have been reported ill from as much as 23 states.
According to the CDC, there have been 767 people reported to be infected with the outbreak strains of salmonella poona as of October 13. On November 18, however, the agency found that as much as 838 people have already been infected across 38 states. There are 232 infected in California; 129 in Arizona; 58 in Utah; 43 in Wisconsin; 40 in Minnesota; 32 in New Mexico; 25 in Washington; 24 in Idaho; 22 in Oregon; 19 in Colorado; 17 in Arizona; 16in Montana; 13 in Arkansas and Oklahoma; 9 in Illinois; 8 in North Dakota and Nebraska; 7 in Wyoming and Iowa; 5 in Indiana and Louisiana; 3 in Ohio and South Dakota; 2 in Kansas and Pennsylvania as well as 1 case each in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland and New Hampshire.
Those infected have a median age of 18 with as much as 50 percent being children younger than 18 years. Moreover, 50 percent of those infected are female. In addition, of the infected, there are 601 of them who have available information. Of these, CDC reports that 165 or 27 percent have been hospitalized.
According to the CDC, it takes around 1 to 3 days before a person may experience the symptoms of being infected with salmonella poona. This includes diarrhea, fever and cramps. Moreover, the illness can last anywhere from 4 to 7 days, and it is possible to recover from the infection without treatment.
Since the outbreak started, there have already been four deaths reported in Arizona, California, Oklahoma and Texas. The salmonella outbreak from imported cucumbers began in September.