FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Products Reported to Contain Kratom

The FDA is advising consumers to avoid kratom and kratom-containing products. Kratom ( Mitragyna speciosa)is a nutraceutical product that grows naturally in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. The leaves of kratom have been used as an herbal drug. It is used in folk medicine as a stimulant (at low doses), sedative (at high doses), recreational drug, pain killer, medicine for diarrhea, and treatment for opiate addiction. These products have been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonellosis. The CDC reports that 28 people in 20 states states [AL(1), AZ (1), CA (3), CO (1), FL (1), KS (1), KY (1), LA (1), MA(1), MI (1), NC (2), ND(1), NY(1), OH (2), OK (2), OR (2), PA (2), SC(1), TN(1), UT (2)] are infected. Eleven people have been hospitalized. @ https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm597265.htm" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm597265.htm
FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Products Reported to Contain Kratom

The FDA is advising consumers to avoid kratom and kratom-containing products. These products have been linked to a multistate outbreak of salmonellosis from a rare strain of Salmonella.

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