A salmonella outbreak linked to yellow Maradol papayas from Mexico has spread to 16 states, sickening 64 more people.
The outbreak investigation includes a second strain of salmonella bacteria—Salmonella Thompson, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. The outbreak was originally reported in July and involved 47 people infected with Salmonella Kiambu in 12 states
The tainted papayas have been traced to the Carica de Campeche farm in Mexico. Three brands of the fruit have been recalled: Caribeña brand, certain Cavi brands, and Valery brand. Consumers and food preparers should continue to wash and sanitize countertops, refrigerator drawers, and shelves where papayas were stored.