(CNN)Forty-seven people in 12 states have become infected with salmonella believed to be linked to yellow Maradol papayas, federal health officials said Friday.
Twelve people have been hospitalized, and one death has been reported, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Investigators are working to learn where the contamination occurred in the supply chain,” the CDC said.
Among those reporting illness, symptoms began between May 17 and June 28. Illnesses reported after June 23 may not be included, as there can be a delay between when someone becomes sick and when the illness is reported.
Symptoms of salmonella begin 12 to 72 hours after a person is infected and…