Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom, 10 cases in WA so far

Southeast Asian plant linked to outbreak in several states.									Posted Mar. 16 2018 12:46 PM					Updated Mar. 16 2018 12:46 PM								
								Posted By Mike Bunge

Kratom is typically taken as a supplement for its stimulant and opioid substitute properties. Kratom may also be known as Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketom, or Biak, and may be consumed as pills, powder, or used to make tea. "The company has removed that supplier from our supply chain and all associated products from our facility". One of the adults was hospitalized and both recovered.

Symptoms of salmonella include severe or bloody diarrhea, fever, chills, abdominal discomfort, and occasionally vomiting.

Symptoms of salmonella usually begin within 12 to 72 hours after exposure, however it is possible for symptoms to appear up to two weeks after exposure. Ill people range in age from 6 to 67 years, with a median age of 39.

Investigators in OR and Utah collected kratom powder from retail locations and online retailers where ill people reported purchasing kratom. For those who seek health care, most do not require antibiotics. However, the CDC is still recommending people not use any kratom products, from anywhere. Three revealed isolates that are genetically related to an outbreak strain, while 22 have tested positive for a non-matching Salmonella, or tested positive for Salmonella and further testing is pending. Cases reported a number of different brands of kratom products purchased from various websites and retail locations.

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As of February 16, 2018, 28 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella I 4, [5], 12:b:- have been reported from 20 states.

US officials have linked a salmonella outbreak across the U.S.to kratom, a plant that is used to treat pain and anxiety and acts like an opioid.

- Forty-seven more people have been diagnosed with salmonella, linked to products containing the Southeast Asian plant kratom, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you're interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation. Salmonellaserotype typhimurium and Salmonella serotype enteritidis are the most common types in the U.S. Salmonellosis is more common in the summer than in the winter.

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