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By Tom Christensen
County of San Diego, Communications Office 

Local kratom-related salmonella infection reported


Last updated 3/10/2018 at 11:22pm

A 44-year-old San Diego County resident is one of three California cases in a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to the herbal supplement kratom, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced.

The San Diego patient became ill in January but was not hospitalized and has fully recovered.

Kratom is a plant in the coffee family that is grown in Southeast Asia. It is consumed for its stimulant effects and as an opioid substitute. Kratom is also known as thang, kakuam, thom, ketom, biak and Mitragyna speciosa.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that...

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