Papaya Precautions

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/22/2017 - 06:59

A fruit which is known to soothe stomach problems could cause them as a result of a salmonella outbreak.

The papaya is the plant Carica papaya, one of the 22 accepted species in the genus Carica of the family Caricaceae. It is native to the tropics of the Americas, perhaps from southern Mexico and neighboring Central America.

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47 people in 12 states have become sick after eating the fruit, 12 of whom were hospitalized.

The majority of the cases happened in New York and New Jersey. There were cases in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Also in Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Texas, and Utah.

CDC warns against eating yellow Maradol papayas, which are believed to be linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak