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National salmonella outbreak linked to papayas kills 2

Papayas are seen in this undated image. (KGO-TV)

Health officials say a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to a certain brand of papaya has killed one person in New York City and another in California.

In July, ABC1 reported the first death when the outbreak came to light.

READ MORE: National salmonella outbreak linked to papayas kills 1 in NYC

The CDC reports two deaths, 67 hospitalizations, and 210 cases in 24 states, including North Carolina.

Officials said 'Caribena' brand Yellow Maridol papayas from four farms in Mexico could be contaminated with salmonella.

The outbreak has hit mostly Hispanic communities.

Click here to learn more about the affected papayas and the outbreak.

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