Deadly cucumber salmonella outbreak continues to grow

U.S. (KXAN) — Concerns continue to grow this morning, after a deadly salmonella outbreak continues to expand.

Imported cucumbers have sickened 838 people in 38 states, according to the Center for Disease Control.

These increases mean that 71 more people have fallen ill since the numbers released by the agency over a month ago.

Four people have reportedly died from consuming the cucumbers.

The CDC says the number of people sickened could continue to rise.

Two separate recalls of cucumbers imported from Mexico were issued in September.

A person infected with Salmonella usually has headache, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea and sometimes vomiting beginning 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated food or beverage. If you are unsure about the cucumbers you purchase throw them out. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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