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US salmonella cases linked to recalled cereal reach 100

IANS  |  Washington 

The US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention said that 27 more people have fallen sick in an outbreak of linked to a recalled cereal, bringing the total number of cases to 100 since March.

The first cases of in this outbreak began with symptoms on March 3, and the most recent individuals began feeling ill on July 2, quoted the Centre as saying on Thursday.

The (FDA) urged consumers on Thursday to avoid eating and retailers to not sell cereal because of the chance of contamination.

"The FDA has become aware that recalled cereal are still being offered for sale," the agency said in a statement.

"All cereal was recalled in June 2018. Retailers cannot legally offer the cereal for sale and consumers should not purchase Honey Smacks cereal."

Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, and and typically present 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the

Symptoms last about four to seven days, and although most people improve without treatment, some may require hospitalisation because of severe

Thirty people have been hospitalised in this outbreak, reported.

and are the latest states to report illnesses as part of the outbreak, bringing the total number of states affected to 33.

The CDC and FDA are working with state and local officials across the country to investigate the source of the contamination.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 09:44 IST
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