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141 US salmonella cases now linked to papayas from Mexico, including MI

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U.S. health officials say more people have contracted salmonella by eating papayas from a farm in southern Mexico.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 141 people in 19 states have caught the illness from eating papayas traced to the Carica de Campeche farm in Campeche, Mexico.

Nearly half of the cases have been in New York and New Jersey, which had 39 and 27, respectively. Virginia has had 14 cases, and Pennsylvania and Maryland have both had eight cases. Texas has had seven cases, Massachusetts has had six, and Connecticut has had five.

Delaware, Oklahoma and Minnesota have both had four cases. Kentucky and North Carolina have reported three cases each.

Iowa, Illinois and Louisiana have each reported two cases, while Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin have had one each.

One death, in New York City, has been blamed on the outbreak.

Those sickened can experience diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and fever. The illness can be more severe when contracted by young children, older adults and people with weakened immune systems.

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