Thirty-two more illnesses have been counted in the salmonellosis outbreak linked to maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm in Mexico.
The outbreak total is up to 141 illnesses in 19 states, with 45 people hospitalized and one death reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Among 98 people with available information, 67% are Hispanic. Illness start dates range from May 17 to July 27.
Cases appear most heavily concentrated on the East Coast, where 39 illnesses have been reported in New York, 27 in New Jersey and 14 in Virginia.
The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration are telling consumers not to eat maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm and telling retailers not to sell them. Caribeña, Cavi and Valery have been identified as brands produced by that farm, and the FDA is working to identify any others. The distributors of those brands have recalled all papayas from that farm and have ceased importation from it.
The 32 illnesses most recently added to the outbreak case count are spread across 15 states — including Illinois, Ohio and Texas, where cases had not previously been reported — and 10 people were hospitalized.