Salmonella Outbreak Possibly Connected to Opioid Substitute
21 February, 2018, 04:45 | Author: Darrell Lopez
However, Hemby told CNN that kratom acts much less effectively than prescription opioids or heroin, and that the total amount of these compounds in the plant as a whole is so low that it's unlikely to lead to abuse or addiction.
The substance has also been blamed for the deaths of at least 36 people, according to warnings issued the Food and Drug Administration in November.
The agency, which urged consumers to not use kratom in any form because of the possibility of contamination, said the infections started in October and have affected 20 states.
However, "at this time, CDC recommends that people not consume kratom in any form because it could be contaminated with Salmonella", the CDC's website states. 11 people nationwide have been hospitalized. The American Kratom Association, which promotes access to the herb, is launching an online campaign this week, using the slogan #IamKratom, to increase support. In the United States, kratom items are sold as powders, pills, cases and even caffeinated drinks.
The CDC is now conducting an investigation into the outbreak, which has hit people in California, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New York, and other states.
Due to the Salmonella bacteria that causes the foodborne illness salmonellosis, those infected develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.
"Investigation findings link the outbreak to kratom products", the CDC said.
Kratom is the name used for leaves from an evergreen tree found in Southeast Asia. Evidence suggests that the source of the outbreak is possibly kratom, which is a plant that is used as a substitute to opioids.
"Cases of mixing kratom, other opioids and other types of medication is extremely troubling because the activity of kratom at opioid receptors indicates there may be similar risks of combining kratom with certain drugs, just as there are with FDA-approved opioids", Gottlieb said.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is looking at a strong restriction on the sales of kratom, which is now traded freely on the internet and in some stores.
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.
As almost two decades have gone since the tragic death of Cherica Adams, so has the public voice of the incarcerated Rae Carruth . Chancellor will be raised either by me or, after I'm gone, by someone else who loves him and who knows him.
However, Saturday's natural disaster in Wales was felt as far away as Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight, over 200km way. Thousands reported feeling the earth shake from Cornwall to Liverpool - but it seems Sheffield caught the effects too.
Wegman, who announced his candidacy in the district that paired Reading with Lancaster County, is figuring out where to go next. Thirteen instead of 28 counties are featured on the new map, making the congressional districts less fractured.
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Oxfam has said it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. OXFAM has agreed not to bid for more taxpayer cash, the global development secretary has said.
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Imran was found guilty and was handed the death penalty for four crimes, one life term and a fine of Rs. 3.2 million. Evidence against the accused includes DNA and polygraph tests, his own clothes, CCTV footage and the medical report.
Israel's Radio's military correspondent called the incident "serious and irregular", according to the Times of Israel . At least four Israeli soldiers were injured when a patrol was hit in an IED explosion in the Gaza Strip.
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India contributes $1 mn for Tonga devastated by Cyclone Gita
However, the storm has downgraded significantly, though residents have been told to brace for floods and winds of up to 150km/h. Cardrona Alpine Resort near Queenstown has enjoyed an unusual summertime dumping of snow as Cyclone Gita hit the country.
Google to help detect heart disease through retina scan
According to the researchers, the algorithm that this device uses is quicker than traditional predictor tests using blood tests. If the eyes are the window to the soul, Google thinks it's proven that the retina can offer a window to the state of the heart.
18 killed, 22 wounded in multiple bomb blasts in Borno
The conflict with Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 people and forced over two million to flee their homes. But suicide attacks and raids persist, with civilians in hard-to-reach rural areas and outlying towns at risk.
Auburn looks to keep rolling against SC
Auburn trailed by as many as 26 points in the first half, but was able to storm back in the second half, even without McLemore. Mustapha Heron led Auburn with 16 points, but was just 3-of-12 from the floor as the Tigers shot 31.1 percent for the game.
Australian PM bans sex between ministers, staff
Joyce, meanwhile, called Turnbull's response to the scandal "inept" in an extraordinary press conference on Friday morning. Mr Turnbull can not sack Mr Joyce because he is leader of the Nationals, which this week fell into line behind their boss.