“Public health officials have not identified a specific type or source for the mangoes that are likely causing this outbreak, and therefore we do not have specific consumer advice at this time regarding eating mangoes.” the CDC update said.
California Department of Public Health remains the lead investigative agency for the outbreak in the U.S. Seventy-eight of the salmonella cases in the U.S. have been reported in California, the CDC update said.
“Among ill persons in California, approximately 80% are of Hispanic ethnicity. Many of the ill persons in California report purchasing mangoes from Hispanic markets or grocery stores. Investigations are ongoing to determine the specific type and source of mangoes that might be linked with illness,” said the CDC update.