Salmonella outbreak affects 26 children in Delaware

The state of Delaware has confirmed that 26 school-aged kids have been infected through a salmonella outbreak that is potentially linked to recalled fruit.

The state’s health department said in a statement Friday that evidence indicates that the fruit potentially came from a company in New Jersey. The firm had recently recalled some fruit mix as well as cut honeydew, cut cantaloupe and cut pineapple.

The fruit was distributed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. It was sold for use in institutional food service establishments such as schools.

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The kids who were infected with the bacteria were in New Castle County. Officials said there is currently no ongoing risk to any students. The children who were affected are between the ages of 4 to 17.

Salmonella are a group of bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illness and fever. Most people develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. But some people may need to be hospitalized.


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