Salmonella Symptoms: Kratom Consumption Sickens 47 More In Latest Outbreak

International Business Times 

The recent salmonella outbreak has affected 47 more individuals, this time linked to products containing the Southeast Asian plant kratom, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday. The latest number brings the total of salmonella infected cases to a total of 87 from 35 states. No deaths have been reported so far, but health officials said 27 people required hospitalization due to illness caused by the infection. The latest affected individuals are from Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, Texas, and West Virginia -- the eight states joining this outbreak. Kratom -- also known as Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketom, and Biak -- is a plant used as a dietary supplement in the form of pills, powders, capsules and tea made of ground-up leaves from the plant.