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CDC Warns of Salmonella Infections Linked to Kratom

Accepted submission by takyon at 2018-02-20 21:53:06

At this time, the CDC recommends that people not consume kratom [] in any form because it could be contaminated [] with salmonella []:

An outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states has been linked to kratom products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement [] Tuesday. Though no deaths have been reported, 11 people have been hospitalized.

[...] California had the highest number of salmonella cases (three). North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Utah each reported two cases while Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Dakota, New York, South Carolina and Tennessee each reported a single case, the CDC found [].

Kratom should not be consumed in any form, the CDC said, because the source of salmonella contamination has not been identified.

Also at The Verge [], STAT News [], and CBS [].

Previously: DEA Welcomes Kratom to the Schedule I List Beginning September 30 []
The Calm Before the Kratom Ban []
FDA Blocks More Imports of Kratom, Warns Against Use as a Treatment for Opioid Withdrawal []
FDA Labels Kratom an Opioid []

Related: Opioid Commission Drops the Ball, Demonizes Cannabis []

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