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New Mexico 5-year-old Latest Sunland Peanut Butter Salmonella Victim

Last week the CDC reported that a total of 35 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney have been reported from 19 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Arizona (1), California (5), Connecticut (3), Illinois (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (3), Maryland (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (2), Nevada (1), New Jersey (2), New York (1), North Carolina (1), Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island (1), Texas (5), Virginia (1), and Washington (2).

Now the New Mexico Department of Health announced that a 5-year-old girl in Roosevelt County New Mexico has been hit with Salmonella Bredeney as a result of eating several products containing peanut butter, in a case the New Mexico Department of Health said is linked to recalled peanut butter from the Sunland, Inc. plant in Portales, New Mexico. Officials said that the child has recovered from the illness and did not need to be hospitalized.

It will be interesting this week to see how many other states will be added to the map other than New Mexico.