Possible salmonella outbreak linked to papayas kills 2, sickens hundreds in 26 states

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Papayas are seen in this undated image.
Papayas are seen in this undated image.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to a certain brand of papaya may have killed two people, including one in California.

At least 235 people have become sick, and nearly a third of them hospitalized due to a salmonella outbreak in 26 states.

CDC officials say Maradol papayas from four farms in Mexico could be contaminated with salmonella.

The outbreak has hit mostly Hispanic communities.

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