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Salmonella cucumber outbreak: who is at fault

by Felicha Laforest, Assistant Editor

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More than four people are dead and 732 are sick from the salmonella outbreak that is connect with cucumbers imported from Mexico. Common symptoms from the infection include stomach cramps, diarrhea , and fever.

The infection can last from four days to a week, it is not severe but can be deadly if not treated with antibiotics. The outbreak has spread to 35 states including states as far from Mexico as Maryland.

Half the people infected with salmonella are children, American cucumber are believed by the CDC to not be the cause of the outbreak.

Who is to blame for the salmonella outbreak in cucumbers?

The blame falls on the Mexico’s CDC, Mexico is the United States’ second largest agricultural trading partner. Mexico is one of the largest country that are involved in agricultural trade. It is Mexico’s CDC’s responsibility to insure the safety of all produce exported to other countries distributed in their own country.

 

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/10/06/4th-death-in-cucumber-salmonella-outbreak-35-states-with-cases/

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Salmonella cucumber outbreak: who is at fault