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Five Iowans sickened with Salmonella linked to tainted cucumbers

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The number of Americans infected with salmonella from tainted cucumbers from Mexico is rising, and five of the people who've gotten sick are from Iowa. 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, as of September 28, 671 people have gotten sick across 34 states.
The outbreak, which started in July, has resulted in three deaths (in Arizona, California and Texas) and more than 131 people getting hospitalized.
Since the last CDC update regarding the outbreak on September 22, 113 new cases of the sickness have been reported in the United States; however, the CDC doesn't expect they'll see many more reports of Salmonella because of cucumber recalls, and the fact that cucumbers have a 14-day shelf life.  
The type of cucumber getting people sick is a "slicer" or "American" cucumber, typically dark green, and ranging between 7 and 10 inches. Fat Boy label cucumbers were recalled by Custom Produce Sales on September 11. 
The CDC does note that illnesses contracted after September 2 might not be reported yet. Typically, people who are infected with Salmonella get symptoms between 12 and 17 hours after exposure to the bacteria; symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. 
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