Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom, herbal drug being eyed by the DEA: CDC

NEW YORK — An outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states, including New York, has been linked to kratom products, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Tuesday.

Though no deaths have been reported, 11 people have been hospitalized.

Native to Malaysia, the leaves of the kratom plant are traditionally crushed and made into tea to treat pain, though it is also chewed, smoked or ingested in capsules. In the United States, kratom products are sold as...

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