Raw Ground Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona—Officials with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health report that at least nine people have been sickened due to eating raw ground tuna contaminated by salmonella. Three of those individuals were hospitalized.
According to health officials, the nine people became ill between April 3 and April 16. All consumed ground tuna at multiple restaurants in the Valley. Officials believe a food distributor is the source of the contamination, but they have not traced it back to a specific company.
Bob England, the Director of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health reported that "[i]t is not just a matter of stopping the sale of tuna at a particular restaurant."
Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours later. The illness usually lasts four to seven days. Some cases do not require medical treatment, while others can result in hospitalization.
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