The Delaware Division of Public Health Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (OIDE) has been looking into a Salmonella infection in July linked to papayas from a farm in Mexico.
The department noted that the fruit was identified and removed from produce sections.
The CDC has identified the source of the Salmonella infection as coming from Maradol Papayas produced by a particular farm in Mexico.
A total of four cases in Delaware has been confirmed related to early July. It is possible that additional cases may be identified, as testing is completed on other Salmonella specimens previously submitted to the Public Health Lab, a release from the Division of Public Health stated.
All of the produce has been removed from shelves as the FDA issued an import alert on the products.
Also, consumption of the foods occurred locally (in the early part of July) .The produce in question would no longer be sold by this time, according to the department.
Nineteen states have confirmed cases