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More Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Contaminated Mangoes

Health officials today reported 2 more Salmonella illnesses linked to mangoes imported from Mexico, bringing the case count up from 103 — as reported yesterday — to 105.

The 2 newly recorded illnesses were in California, according to the investigation report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The updated number of Salmonella Braenderup illnesses by state is as follows: California (80), Delaware (1), Hawaii (3), Idaho (1), Illinois (1), Louisiana (1), Maine (1), Michigan (1), Montana (1), Nebraska (1), New Jersey (1), New York (3), Oregon (1), Texas (2), Washington (6) and Wisconsin (1).

A total of 25 have been hospitalized. No deaths have been linked to this outbreak to date.

Those sickened range in age from 1 to 86 years old, with a median age of 30, according to CDC.

The first illnesses linked to this outbreak began on July 3, 2012 and have been recorded as recently as August 11. Illnesses that occurred after August 6 may not yet have been reported, according to CDC.

Daniella brand mangoes imported by Splendid Products of Burlingame, CA are thought to be the source of the bacteria.

At least 13 U.S. retailers who purchased these mangoes have voluntarily recalled them. The recalled mangoes may carry stickers with PLU numbers 3114, 4051, 4311, 4584 or 4959.

Last week the Canadian Food Safety Authority issued a recall of Daniella brand mangoes sold in Canada after these fruits were linked to 21 illnesses there.

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