Final Update on Mango Outbreak: 143 IllFood Safety News
By James Andrews | October 11, 2012
At least 143 people across 16 states fell ill with Salmonella from Mexican-grown mangoes beginning in July. Of those ill, at least 33 were hospitalized.
127 people in 15 states were stricken with Salmonella Braenderup, while another 16 in 3 states were sickened by Salmonella Worthington. Both outbreaks are presumed to be connected to mangoes grown by Agricola Daniella, which ships from Sinaloa, Mexico.
Today marked the first announcement by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control of the Salmonella Worthington outbreak, as well as its link to the Braenderup illnesses.
The Braenderup patients ranged in age from 1 to 86 years old, with a median age of 33. A spokesman for the Washington State Department of Health told Food Safety News that at least one of the Worthington patients was in their 90s.
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