The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has previously warned consumers against using kratom, an herbal supplement marketed as an alternative to opioids. The FDA has reported at least 36 deaths linked to the supplement, which can cause seizures and liver damage. A new warning now links kratom to a Salmonella outbreak.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the multistate outbreak has been traced to the supplements, which are made from a plant. The CDC says the infection, began spreading in October and has affected 20 states so far. Three people in California have reportedly been affected. Eleven people across the country have been hospitalized, and one has died. Consumers are urged not to use kratom in any form to avoid an infection.
Salmonella infections produce symptoms including abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever and chills, nausea and vomiting and headaches. If you have consumed kratom and are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor.
“This supplement clearly poses several health risks. Consumers should take the advice of the FDA and CDC and avoid taking kratom,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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