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According to the agency, so far 28 people have been infected with salmonella in the outbreak, including 11 who were hospitalized.
"Because no common source of Salmonella-contaminated kratom has been identified, CDC is recommending against consuming any kratom", the agency said. The vast majority contaminated with salmonella create indications - including loose bowels, fever and stomach spasms - inside 12 to 72 hours of presentation to the microscopic organisms. "The scientific data and adverse event reports have "clearly revealed" that compounds in kratom render it more risky than 'just a plant'".
No normal brands or providers have been revealed by the examination, which is being led by the CDC alongside a few state wellbeing authorities and the US Food and Drug Administration. Eleven of the sick people had such severe symptoms that they had to be admitted to hospitals.
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The FDA recommends that consumers not use these or any kratom products and dispose of any products now in their possession. Kratom has different names such as Kakuam, Biak, Ketom, Thom and Thang.
The herbal drug kratom is under fire for the second time this month.
Kratom is native to Malaysia, where the leaves of the kratom plant are crushed to make tea, smoked, chewed, or taken as capsules. There are now no FDA-approved therapeutic uses of kratom and importantly, the FDA has evidence to show that there are significant safety issues associated with its use. When ingested, the drug taps into some of the same brain receptors as opioid painkillers- a finding that prompted the Food and Drug Administration to classify it as an opioid earlier this month. Kratom advocates claim that the herbal supplement may be used to help opioid addicts get through withdrawal symptoms in weaning themselves off the powerful painkillers. The agency has also been assessing peer-reviewed research and a growing number of adverse event reports associated with kratom use, including 44 reported deaths.