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February 16, 2008: Additional Case Of Salmonella Paratyphi B Reported On Oahu

The Hawaii State Department of Health confirmed an additional case of Salmonella Paratyphi B food poisoning connected to the consumption of raw ahi.  The food poisoning victim reported eating ahi poke (a fish salad usually served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine), which had been bought at a local Oahu market.

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A total of 34 cases have been reported on the island of Oahu since October of 2007. One California and two Colorado Salmonella cases were linked to the Hawaii Salmonella outbreak. 

Doctor Paul Effler, Hawaii State Epidemiologist, stated, “The Department of Health is concerned about these continuing cases and with the help of the FDA we hope to identify the source so we can prevent any further illness.”

By comparing foods eaten by both ill and well persons, health officials originally identified raw ahi as the likely food poisoning culprit.  The FDA and State Department of Health, however, continue to search for the source of the contaminated fish.

The Hawaii State Department of Health also cautions and makes the following recommendation to consumers:

Salmonella typically causes diarrhea (may be bloody); the diarrhea is often accompanied by abdominal cramps and fever.  Symptoms typically begin within one to four days after exposure to the bacteria.  In infants, persons with poor underlying health and those with weakened immune systems, Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatening infections.  It is recommended you seek medical attention should you experience any of these symptoms after consuming raw fish.

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