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Hawaii finds 10 rare Salmonella cases linked to frozen ahi tuna, 5 other states also reporting infections

Ten people on Oahu recently became ill with a rare type of salmonella after eating imported raw ahi tuna that was previously frozen, state health officials reported.

The salmonella Paratyphi B cases occurred between Feb. 27 and April 6 in people ranging in age from 5 to 35, said Janice Okubo, Department of Health spokeswoman. Half were under age 18 and the rest were adults, she said.

Two people were hospitalized one or two days with the infection because of dehydration problems, she said, adding that none of the cases was serious. All fully recovered, she said.

The state health department has confirmed 10 cases, brought to Hawaii from another country.

Five other states—California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New York—reported 13 cases of salmonella Paratyphi B infection as of April 12, the Health Department said.

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