A total of 73 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Saintpaul have been reported from 18 states.
27% of ill persons have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.
State public health officials are interviewing ill persons to obtain information regarding foods they might have eaten and other exposures in the week before illness.
Preliminary information indicates that consumption of imported cucumbers is the likely source of infection for the ill persons.
On April 24, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration placed Daniel Cardenas Izabal and Miracle Greenhouse of Culiacán, Mexico on Import Alert.
Cucumbers from these two firms will be denied admission into the United States unless the suppliers show that they are not contaminated with Salmonella.
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