8 in Georgia sickened in salmonella outbreak

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Friday, July 29, 2011

ATLANTA (AP) — Public health officials say an outbreak of salmonella involving papayas has sickened four people in Gwinnett County and four more in other Georgia counties.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the state Department of Public Health says that besides the Gwinnett cases, two have been reported in Cherokee County and one each in Fulton and Dawson counties.

The federal Food and Drug Administration issued a recall Saturday for papayas from Agromod, a Texas-based company.

State health officials said they're working with the state Department of Agriculture and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on the produce recall in Georgia.

Health officials say those infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)

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