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31 People In California Sick With Salmonella Linked To Raw Tuna

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A total of 53 people, including 31 in California, have been infected with salmonella most likely linked to raw tuna. Officials believe the most recent salmonella outbreak can be linked to raw tuna, Huffington Post reports. So far, there have been 53 reported cases of salmonella, with 31 of those in California. Other cases have been reported in Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, Illinois, Arizona and Virginia. There have been no deaths, but ten people have been hospitalized. A significant number of those infected said they had recently eaten sushi with raw tuna.

According to the CDC, salmonella affects about 1 million people each year, with about 19,000 of those people ending up in the hospital. Most people will recover on their own within 4 to 7 days, though salmonella is responsible for about 380 deaths each year. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and cramping, usually 12 to 72 hours after infection.