According to federal health investigators, cases of an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning have been firmly linked to kratom supplements.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, at least 40 people in 27 states have been reported sick in the outbreak.
The CDC said that no one has died. 45 percent of those made ill, though, have been hospitalized.
And the CDC said it found the missing link — the culprit bacteria in samples of kratom.
Kratom Supplements Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in U.S. The CDC reported According to the report, 11 of those people had taken Kratom. The supplement was the center of controversy a few weeks ago after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered it had the same addictive chemicals
as opioids. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is still determining whether to place Kratom in the same class as drugs like LSD and heroin.
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