Question of the Day – Monday October 30, 2017

Question: Maradol papayas are a large, oval fruit that weighs 3 or more pounds, with green skins that turn yellow when the fruit is ripe. The flesh inside the fruit is salmon-colored. The importation of Maradol papayas from Mexico has been associated with at least four (4) separate outbreaks of disease related to which organism?

Answer: To date there have been four (4) separate outbreaks of salmonella illness linked to imported Maradol papayas from Mexico. (https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/urbana-09-17/index.html; accessed October 2017)