CDC reports kratom-related salmonella outbreak in Kansas

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Of the 11 individuals who have been met for the salmonella examination, eight detailed expending kratom in pills, powder or tea.

No one has died from the current salmonella outbreak, the CDC says, but 11 people so far have been hospitalized.

The FDA is also involved in the outbreak investigation, according to the agency's website.

In previous statements, Gottlieb said the FDA needs to weigh all available evidence and ask whether the use of kratom could increase the opioid epidemic, yet he also acknowledged that if the proponents are right, kratom could be used as an alternate tool to treat the addiction.

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Kratom is marketed as a plant-based supplement to treat pain, anxiety and depression but its similarities to opioids have raised concerns that it can be addictive and unsafe. The plant has a similar effect to narcotics and has led to recreational use as an alternative to opioids. Kratom has discovered a following in the United States, where there are 3 million to 5 million clients, as per the American Kratom Association. Gottlieb compared the substance mixes of kratom to opioids.

Kratom contains alkaloids which bind with the same opiate receptors in the brain that prescription and street opioid drugs do.

A warning about an outbreak of illness linked to Kratom, the controversial herbal supplement.

So with the two agencies hamstrung, kratom remains in a federal limbo, although it has been banned in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

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Salmonella is a very common bacteria that causes food poisoning.

Kratom ought not be expended in any frame, the CDC stated, in light of the fact that the wellspring of salmonella sullying has not been recognized.

"In interviews, ill people answered questions about the foods they ate and other exposures in the months before they became ill". There aren't any common suppliers or brands associated with the illnesses at this time, though information is still forthcoming.

Kratom should not be consumed in any form, the CDC said, because the source of salmonella contamination has not been identified.

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