Consumers warned to avoid maradol papayas from Mexico after victims fall sick in 16 states from eating fruit traced to farm in the Yucatan peninsula

More than 100 people have contracted salmonella after eating papaya traced to a farm in southern Mexico, according to US public health officials.

The 106 victims of the outbreak have fallen sick in 16 states and 35 were serious enough to be hospitalized, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on its web page dedicated to the outbreak. One person in New York City has died.

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