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Eight Idahoans sick with Salmonella after consuming kratom products

The state says eight people in Idaho have been poisoned with Salmonella. (File/WKRC)

Idaho state health officials are warning residents to avoid consuming products that contain kratom because they could be contaminated with Salmonella.

The state says eight people in Idaho have been poisoned with Salmonella. No deaths have been reported.

Kratom is a plant consumed for its stimulant effects and is also used as an opioid substitute. Kratom is known as Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketom and Biak. Ill individuals have reported consuming kratom as pills, powder, and in tea.

“Our advice to Idaho residents is to not consume any products that contain kratom,” says Dr. Kathryn Turner, Deputy State Epidemiologist. “If you have the product at home, do not use it, and if you have used kratom-containing products and develop symptoms, please see your medical provider.”

Other kratom products have been recalled voluntarily by suppliers or manufacturers because several other brands and products containing kratom have tested positive for Salmonella. This includes Viable Solutions in Nampa, Idaho, state health officials say. | Additional Information

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